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Mercure apportant Jupiter aux Nymphes Mélisses.

Image ID: 1623012

Mercure apportant Jupiter aux Nymphes Mélisses. (1878)

Image Details

Image Title

:  Mercure apportant Jupiter aux Nymphes Mélisses.

Additional Name(s)

: Firmin-Didot (Firm) -- Printer

Published Date

: 1878


: Chromolithographs

Specific Material Type

: photomechanical_prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : col. ; 18 x 23 cm.


: Printed on border: "Peinture de Lagrenée." Contrary to the caption, this image is not explicable as Hermes delivering the infant Zeus to his nurse Melissa, since Hermes himself is the son of Zeus. It may represent a confusion with another mythic tradition that identifies Hermes as the one who secretly delivered the infant Dionysus to King Athamas and his wife, Ino, in order to protect him from the jealous wrath of Hera, who wished the child ....
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Original Source

: From XVIII siècle; letters, sciences et arts, France 1700-1789; ouvrage illustré de 16 chromolithographies et de 250 gravures sur bois. (Paris : Firmin-Didot, 1878) Jacob, P. L. (1806-1884), Author.


: Wonders: Images of the Ancient World / Mythology -- Mercury

Source Description

: 1 folder (17 pictures)


: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number


Digital ID

: 1623012

Record ID

: 1761938

Digital Item Published

: 7-11-2008; updated 3-25-2011

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