Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Mercury
AttributesDog's head
LITERATURE
Ancient
StatiusThebaid CyclesLondon, British Library, Burney MS 257 (Paris, first quarter 15th century)
StatiusThebaid Book I: Oedipus curses Eteocles and Polynices, Polynices and Tydeus meet Adrastus in Argosvv. 248-282: After Jupiter has ordered that a war take place between Thebes and Argos to punish both cities, Juno begs that Argos be spared
StatiusThebaid Book I: Oedipus curses Eteocles and Polynices, Polynices and Tydeus meet Adrastus in Argosvv. 293-302: Jupiter commands Mercury to summon King Laius from the entrance of Hades
Further details
Juno implores Jupiter, at the right the dog-headed Mercury, for Lib. I, v. 248ff.
ARTIST/CREATOR
Paris
DATE
1st quarter 15th century possibly c1405
LOCATION
London, British Library → Burney 257, fol. 10v
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Statius (Publius Papinius Statius)Thebaid
Acknowledgements
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