Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Venus
Single figure With attributesCrown
Jupiter
Single figure With attributesEagleMiscellaneous
Mars
Single figureStanding
LITERATURE
Ancient
StatiusThebaid CyclesLondon, British Library, Burney MS 257 (Paris, first quarter 15th century)
StatiusThebaid Book III: The Thebans bury the dead, Polyneices and Adrastus, stirred up by Mars, declare war against Thebesvv. 218-252: Jupiter commands Mars to stir up war in Argos, he would then destroy Thebes
StatiusThebaid Book III: The Thebans bury the dead, Polyneices and Adrastus, stirred up by Mars, declare war against Thebesvv. 262-316: Venus begs Mars to desist, he promises her to support Argos at the end
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Paris
DATE
1st quarter 15th century possibly c1405
LOCATION
London, British Library → Burney 257, fol. 41v
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Statius (Publius Papinius Statius)Thebaid
Acknowledgements
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