Iconography
LITERATURE
Ancient
StatiusThebaid CyclesLondon, British Library, Burney MS 257 (Paris, first quarter 15th century)
StatiusThebaid Book XII: Creon forbids the burial of the Argives, their widows ask Theseus for help who kills Creonvv. 173-176: Some of the widows decide to ask Creon for mercy, others to ask Theseus to attack Thebes
StatiusThebaid Book XII: Creon forbids the burial of the Argives, their widows ask Theseus for help who kills Creonvv. 540-585: The Argive widows meet Theseus who is returning in triumph from war against the Amazons and ask for his help
Further details
The text merely mentions those plans but does not describe their execution (the meeting with Theseus is described in vv. 540-585 and illustrated there again) - nevertheless, the miniature probably illustrates these actions
ARTIST/CREATOR
Paris
DATE
1st quarter 15th century possibly c1405
LOCATION
London, British Library → Burney 257, fol. 197r
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Statius (Publius Papinius Statius)Thebaid
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