“The Siege of the Greek Camp in the Ambrosian Iliad”
A leaf of a Greek illuminated manuscript containing the Iliad with the Trojan army assailing the walls of the Greek camp by land and sea. The composition of this battle scene, the rendering of the figures, and the use of narrative and colors is particularly dynamic and exciting.
Ink and tempera on vellum.
Made in the 5th century at Constantinople. Currently held at the Ambrosian Library in Milan.

The Siege of the Greek Camp in the Ambrosian Iliad

A leaf of a Greek illuminated manuscript containing the Iliad with the Trojan army assailing the walls of the Greek camp by land and sea. The composition of this battle scene, the rendering of the figures, and the use of narrative and colors is particularly dynamic and exciting.

Ink and tempera on vellum.

Made in the 5th century at Constantinople. Currently held at the Ambrosian Library in Milan.