Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Bacchus
Various activities Driving a chariot
Bacchanal Bacchantes Groups
LITERATURE
Ancient
StatiusThebaid CyclesLondon, British Library, Burney MS 257 (Paris, first quarter 15th century)
StatiusThebaid Book IV: Muster of the Argives and their allies, the Thebans conjure the Spirit of Laius, March of the Argives through Nemea where they find Hypsipylevv. 652-696: Bacchus, returning in a triumphal procession, sees the Argive attack and commands his retinue to cause a draught in Nemea to stop them
Further details
v. 668 calls the animals in the procession tigers and lynxes
ARTIST/CREATOR
Paris
DATE
1st quarter 15th century possibly c1405
LOCATION
London, British Library → Burney 257, fol. 66r
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Statius (Publius Papinius Statius)Thebaid
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RELATIONS
British Library
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