Den Haag, KB, 74 G 27

Christine de Pisan, L'épître d'Othéa

Burgundy; c. 1450-1475

Beschrijving

98 miniatures (100/40x90 mm) with border decoration; decorated initials with border decoration

Herkomst

Provenance unknown. Known to have been in the KB since 1830 (possibly afkomstig from the Orange-Naasau collection at Dillenburg, transferred in 1821; or identical with an Epitre d'Othea sold in 1730 at the sale of Samuel van Huls at The Hague (cat. no. 5147)

Codicologie

Vellum, ff. 96, 199x134 (135x90) mm, 27 lines, littera cursiva. French. Binding: 20th-century brown leather (1973; blue silk binding as described by Byvanck 1924 lost)

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1. Othea gives the letter for Hector to a messenger

2. Prudence, Wisdom and Knowledge

3. Hercules fights two lions

4. King Minos, judge of Hades, condemns two men

5. Perseus, riding on Pegasus, kills the dragon to re...

6. Jupiter, sitting on a rainbow, looks at three men ...

7. Venus, sitting on a rainbow, with her devotees who...

8. Saturn, holding a sickle, looks upon four wise men...

9. Apollo, sitting on a rainbow, plays the harp for t...

10. Phoebe, sitting on a rainbow with bow and arrow, l...

11. Mars, sitting on a rainbow with a sword and a scep...

12. Mercury, sitting on a rainbow, influences the spee...

13. Minerva, inventor of armour, gives it to soldiers

14. Minerva holding a sword and a shield and Pallas At...

15. Penthesilea and her Amazons ride through a forest ...

16. Narcissus looks at his reflection in a fountain

17. The fury Tesiphone induces King Athamas to kill hi...

18. Aglauros refuses Mercury admittance to her sister ...

19. Ulysses blinds Polyphemus the Cyclop

20. Latona turns four bathers into frogs for muddying ...

21. Bacchus, sitting on a rainbow, drinks wine before ...

22. Pygmalion in the temple of Venus

23. Diana, guardian of chastity, with her maidens

24. Ceres sowing fields

25. Isis tending trees

26. Midas, with donkey's ears, judges the contest betw...

28. Cadmus slays the dragon at the fountain

29. Io and her pupils

30. Mercury, playing his flute, puts Argus to sleep to...

31. Pyrrhus avenges the death of his father Achilles i...

32. Cassandra kneels before two statues of gods in a t...

33. Neptune protecting a ship

34. Atropos, who kills men with her arrows of death

35. Bellerophon, after rejecting his stepmother, is to...

36. Single combat between Memnon and Achilles

37. Jason and Hercules before Troy

38. Thisbe stabs herself on finding Pyramus dead; the ...

39. Aesculapius, accompanied by two ladies, makes a di...

40. Paris and his companions kill Achilles in the temp...