Iconography
LITERATURE
Ancient
StatiusThebaid CyclesLondon, British Library, Burney MS 257 (Paris, first quarter 15th century)
StatiusThebaid Book XI: Single combat between Eteocles and Polyneicesvv. 226-228: At Eteocles's sacrifice to Jupiter his diadem falls into the fire
StatiusThebaid Book XI: Single combat between Eteocles and Polyneicesvv. 142-146: Polyneices has a vision of his wife Argia mourning for him
Further details
Saxl identifies the scene at the bottom left with Polyneices's vision of Argia - however, this occurs earlier in the text, and Argia should be walking and carrying a torch
ARTIST/CREATOR
Paris
DATE
1st quarter 15th century possibly c1405
LOCATION
London, British Library → Burney 257, fol. 181r
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Statius (Publius Papinius Statius)Thebaid
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Fritz Saxl and Hans Meier, Verzeichnis Astrologischer und Mythologischer illustrierter Handschriften des lateinischen Mittelalters, 3, 1, London 1953, pp. 98-114
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