Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Minerva
Single figure StandingPost-antique art
WorshipTemple of Minerva
LITERATURE
Ancient
StatiusThebaid CyclesLondon, British Library, Burney MS 257 (Paris, first quarter 15th century)
StatiusThebaid Book II: Laius's shadow instructs Eteocles not to yield the throne to Polyneices, Polyneices and Tydeus marry Adrastus's daughters, Polyneices sends Tydeus to Thebes to claim the throne for himvv. 256-261: When the wedding parties approach the temple of Minerva, a shield falls down and extinguishes the festive torches
SOCIAL LIFE
Love
Marriage rites ProcessionCarrying of torches
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Paris
DATE
1st quarter 15th century possibly c1405
LOCATION
London, British Library → Burney 257, fol. 26r
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Statius (Publius Papinius Statius)Thebaid
Acknowledgements
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