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Birth of Minerva assisted by Apollo, Juno, Neptune, Vulcan, Eileithyia (goddess of birth), Hercules and Mars.

Image ID: 1624639

Birth of Minerva assisted by Apollo, Juno, Neptune, Vulcan, Eileithyia (goddess of birth), Hercules and Mars. (1844-1861)

Image Details

Image Title

:  Birth of Minerva assisted by Apollo, Juno, Neptune, Vulcan, Eileithyia (goddess of birth), Hercules and Mars.

Creator(s)

: Rey, A. -- Engraver
Lith. Kaeppelin -- Lithographer

Published Date

: 1844-1861

Medium

: Lithographs

Specific Material Type

: prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 34.5 x 51.5 cm.

Notes

: Light foxing on image, especially at edges. Written after caption: "British Museum". The Greek artist of this painting has labeled each of the deities depicted. Note 2.) Minerva (called Athena in this Greek painting) sprang fully formed, with weapons and armor, from the forehead of her father Jupiter (Greek Zeus). Jupiter had cried out in pain from a terrible headache and Vulcan (Greek Hephaestus), blacksmith of the gods, had used an axe to split his skull to relieve the pressure within.

Original Source

: From Elite des monuments céramographiques : matériaux pour l'histoire des religions et des moeurs de l'antiquité. (Paris : Leleux, 1844-1861) Lenormant, Charles (1802-1859), 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

: 1624639

Record ID

: 1763205

Digital Item Published

: 6-19-2008; updated 3-25-2011

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