Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Jupiter
With other figuresSemele
Semele
Jupiter appears in his full splendour to Semele, killing her
Jupiter and Semele
LITERATURE
Ancient
OvidMetamorphoses Book III
Further details
Jupiter and Seleme; Seleme awaits her lover Jupiter, who sits in the cloud above her holding a thunderbolt; Seleme is consumed by flames as Jupiter reveals his true form to her. Between the two scenes stands Cupid holding two thunderbolts
ARTIST/CREATOR
Durantino, Francesco (active c1540-1545) Workshop of Guido di Merlino in Urbino
DATE
1542
LOCATION
Oxford, Ashmolean Museum
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Timothy Wilson, Italian Maiolica and Europe, Oxford 2017, cat. no. 65
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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