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Dionysus brings Hephaestus, god of fire....

Image ID: 1624636

Dionysus brings Hephaestus, god of fire.... (1883)

Image Details

Image Title

:  Dionysus brings Hephaestus, god of fire....

Creator(s)

: Genick, A. -- Artist
Hein & Mosler -- Lithographer

Additional Name(s)

: Ernst Wasmuth (Firm) -- Publisher

Published Date

: 1883

Medium

: Lithographs -- Color

Specific Material Type

: prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : col. ; 43 x 39.5 cm.

Notes

: Dionysus was the Greek god of wine, while Hephaestus was the god of fire and the divine smith and metalworker. A satyr with goat horns and tail walks ahead of the group playing a lyre. Note 2.) Dionysus, holding a staff and carrying a wine cup, leads drunken Hephaestus (holding his symbolic blacksmith's tongs) to Mount Olympus on the back of a mule. Hera, queen of the gods, had refused Hephaestus' advances, so he fashioned a throne for her that held her captive when she sat in it. Dionysus got Hephaestus drunk and brought him to Olympus so he could undo the bindings on his chair and free Hera. Hephaestus later took Aphrodite as ....
[See More...] Note 3.) A detailed view of the vessel's handle is at left of the main illustration. Written below image: "Attic crater. Dionysus brings Hephaestus, god of fire, whom he has made drunk in Olympia where he is to free Hera from her throne."

Original Source

: From Griechische Keramik. Ausgewählt und aufgenommen von A. Genick. Mit Beschreibung von Adolf Furtwängler. (Berlin Wasmuth 1883) Furtwängler, Adolf (1853-1907), Author.

Source

: Wonders: Images of the Ancient World / Mythology (General)

Source Description

: 1 folder (7 pictures) ; 1 oversize folder (9 pictures) ; 2 postcards

Location

: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number

: PC-WON OX MYT

Digital ID

: 1624636

Record ID

: 1763202

Digital Item Published

: 7-2-2008; updated 3-25-2011

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