Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Furies
Single figure (without name)
MythsFuries in the Historia Thebana
LITERATURE
Ancient
StatiusThebaid CyclesLondon, British Library, Burney MS 257 (Paris, first quarter 15th century)
StatiusThebaid Book XI: Single combat between Eteocles and Polyneicesvv. 540-573: The dying Eteocles stabs the triumphant Polyneices into the heart
Further details
The image does not correspond to the battle described by Statius. There, Eteocles is lying on the ground mortally wounded but still manages to thrust his sword into the heart of Polyneices.
ARTIST/CREATOR
Paris
DATE
1st quarter 15th century possibly c1405
LOCATION
London, British Library → Burney 257, fol. 187v
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Statius (Publius Papinius Statius)Thebaid
Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Dean's Development Fund of the School of Advanced Study, University of London
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