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[Statue of Ganymede being carried away by the eagle ; Sculptural fragment of Ganymede (inset).]

Image ID: 1623825

[Statue of Ganymede being carried away by the eagle ; Sculptural fragment of Ganymede (inset).] (1872-1887)

Image Details

Image Title

:  [Statue of Ganymede being carried away by the eagle ; Sculptural fragment of Ganymede (inset).]

Creator

: Leochares, active late 4th century BCE -- Sculptor

Published Date

: 1872-1887

Specific Material Type

: prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 23.8 x 22.2 cm.

Notes

: Ganymede was a Trojan youth so beautiful that Zeus came down in the form of an eagle or sent an eagle to carry Ganymede to Mount Olympus, where he became cupbearer to the gods. Note 2.) Sculpture of Ganymede and the eagle, now in the Vatican, is thought to be a Roman copy of a lost work by the Greek sculptor Leochares.

Original Source

: From Atlas der griechischen Kunstmythologie. (Leipzig : Engelmann, 1872-1887) Overbeck, Johannes Adolf (1826-1895), Author.

Source

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

Source Description

: 1 folder (8 pictures)

Location

: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number

: PC-WON MYT-Gan

Digital ID

: 1623825

Record ID

: 1762235

Digital Item Published

: 6-27-2008; updated 3-25-2011

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