The Abduction of Helen, Sienese Master ca. 1430
Sienese Master ca. 1430
The Abduction of Helen
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Sienese Master ca. 1430

The Abduction of Helen, ca. 1430


Dimensions
30.5 x 47.6 x 2.7 cm
Physical Description
Poplar
Inventory Number
1003
Acquisition
Acquired in 1865
Status
On display

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
The Abduction of Helen
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Poplar
Material

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum, Foto: U. Edelmann
Acquisition
Acquired in 1865

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Persons Shown
Associated Persons and Institutions
Illustrated Passage
  • Homer: Ilias, 3. Gesang

Iconclass

Primary
  • 94C133 the abduction of Helen and some of her companions: Paris carries them off by sea, and takes a part of the palace-treasure with him
  • 42F51 maid ~ house personnel
  • 31D15 adult woman
  • 31D14 adult man
  • 46A7 crowd, mob
Secondary
  • 41A11 palace
  • 11Q714111 altar under altar-canopy or ciborium
  • 48C2 sculpture
  • 11P433 plundering of churchbuilding, convent, etc.
  • 46C24 sailing-ship, sailing-boat
  • 25H23 sea (seascape)

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