Iconography
GESTURES & EXPRESSION
Baring breasts
LITERATURE
Ancient
StatiusThebaid CyclesLondon, British Library, Burney MS 257 (Paris, first quarter 15th century)
StatiusThebaid Book XI: Single combat between Eteocles and Polyneicesvv. 315-353: Jocasta, mother of Eteocles, begs him not to enter into the combat
StatiusThebaid Book XI: Single combat between Eteocles and Polyneicesvv. 354-382: Antigone, standing on the wall, begs her brother Polyneices not to enter into the combat
Further details
At the left Jocasta and Eteocles, at the right Antigone (on the ground, not atop of the wall) and Polyneices
ARTIST/CREATOR
Paris
DATE
1st quarter 15th century possibly c1405
LOCATION
London, British Library → Burney 257, fol. 183v
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Statius (Publius Papinius Statius)Thebaid
Contact
For comments or queries, please contact photographic.collect@sas.ac.uk