Ambrosian Iliad

Achilles sacrificing to Zeus from the Ambrosian Iliad, Image 47.

The Ambrosian Iliad (Milan, Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Cod. F. 205 Inf.) is a 5th century illuminated manuscript the Iliad of Homer. It has been reduced to a series of miniatures cut out of the manuscript. It is one of the oldest survivng illustrated manuscripts. In addition it is the only survivng portion of an illustrated copy of Homer from antiquity and, along with the Vergilius Vaticanus and the Vergilius Romanus, one of only three surviving illustrated manuscript of classical literature to survive from antiquity.

Battle Scenes, Ambrosian Iliad Pictures 20, 21

Picture 37 of the Ambrosian Iliad, Nestor and Patroclus.

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