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Neptune with a sceptre....

Image ID: 1624663

Neptune with a sceptre.... (1844-1861)

Image Details

Image Title

:  Neptune with a sceptre....

Creator(s)

: Petit, L. -- Engraver
Bineteau, P. -- Lithographer

Published Date

: 1844-1861

Medium

: Lithographs

Specific Material Type

: prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 34.5 x 52 cm.

Notes

: A "hydria" is a water jug. Lerna was the name of a marsh and a little river, supposedly where Herakles slew the giant snake called the Hydra. An "edicule" ("little edifice") is a small structure built over a tomb or sacred spot. Ganymede was a beautiful young boy carried off to Mount Olympus by Zeus in the form of an eagle. The fact that he still plays with a hoop shows his youth. A "labre" is a wash-basin. A "pyxis" is a jewel box. P ....
[See More...] Note 2.) Written below image: " Neptune with a sceptre and Amymone daughter of Danaüs with her hydria at her feet are seated in a grotto near the fountain of Lerna behind which is an edicule that indicates the source of the Lerna River. Beside her is Ganymede crowned with myrtle, holding a wand (to roll his hoop). His hand rests on a stele and beside him is a labre symbol of the purifications practised in the mysteries. Ganymeda or Hebe ... holds ....
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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 -- Neptune

Source Description

: 1 folder (14 pictures) ; 1 oversize folder (2 pictures)

Location

: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number

: PC-WON OX MYT-Nep

Digital ID

: 1624663

Record ID

: 1763270

Digital Item Published

: 8-4-2008; updated 3-25-2011

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