Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Historia Thebana
The story of Oedipus, Laius and Jocasta Oedipus is questioned by the Sphinx
The story of Oedipus, Laius and Jocasta Oedipus kills Laius
The story of Oedipus, Laius and Jocasta CyclesCairo, Egyptian Museum (Hellenistic murals, from Hermopolis)
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Geography
Topography Ancient townsThebes
SECULAR ICONOGRAPHY
Allegories and personifications A-Z
Ignorance (Ignorantia)
Question
Further details
From the left Oedipus, the Sphinx, personifications of Zetema (Question) and Thebes, then the personification of Agnoia (Ignorance) and Oedipus killing Laius
ARTIST/CREATOR
Hellenistic
DATE
1st century - 4th century
LOCATION
Cairo, Egyptian Museum (from the necropolis of Hermopolis (Tuna el-Gebel))
Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Dean's Development Fund of the School of Advanced Study, University of London
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