Iconography
LITERATURE
Ancient
StatiusThebaid CyclesLondon, British Library, Burney MS 257 (Paris, first quarter 15th century)
StatiusThebaid Book XI: Single combat between Eteocles and Polyneicesvv. 594-626: Blind Oedipus, supported by Antigone, arrives to lament for his sons
StatiusThebaid Book XI: Single combat between Eteocles and Polyneicesvv. 634-641: Upon hearing the news Jocasta falls into the sword of Laius
SECULAR ICONOGRAPHY
Death
Ways of dying SuicideMiscellaneous
Further details
According to the text, Jocasta kills herself in the palace, not on the battlefield
ARTIST/CREATOR
Paris
DATE
1st quarter 15th century possibly c1405
LOCATION
London, British Library → Burney 257, fol. 189v
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Statius (Publius Papinius Statius)Thebaid
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