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Birth of Minerva.

Image ID: 1624643

Birth of Minerva. (1844-1861)

Image Details

Image Title

:  Birth of Minerva.

Creator(s)

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

Published Date

: 1844-1861

Medium

: Lithographs

Specific Material Type

: prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : 32 x 50.1 cm.

Notes

: Greek names of the deities or persons pictured (in same order as caption): Poseidon, Nike, Theseus, Dionysus, Icarus. Note 2.) Poseidon holds a trident, Nike has wings, Theseus displays the sinewy arms of a mighty hero, and Dionysus carries a "thyrsus" (staff topped with a pinecone) symbolic of his cult. Amphictyon was traditionally the first man to learn to mix water with wine to keep it from becoming too potent. A "deme" was a district of Athens or its surrounding areas, so this may be a symbolic figure of a citizen. This is a section of a larger painting, only ....
[See More...] Note 3.) Written below image: "Birth of Minerva (detail). This plate shows - right to left - Neptune, Victory, Theseus, Bacchus, and Icarus (or Amphictyon, or, Athenian deme).

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

: 1624643

Record ID

: 1763209

Digital Item Published

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

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