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[1. Colossus of Rhodes; 2. Olympian Zeus by Phidias; 3. Temple of Diana at Ephesus]

Image ID: 1625151

[1. Colossus of Rhodes; 2. Olympian Zeus by Phidias; 3. Temple of Diana at Ephesus] (1810)

Image Details

Image Title

:  [1. Colossus of Rhodes; 2. Olympian Zeus by Phidias; 3. Temple of Diana at Ephesus]

Additional Name(s)

: Phidias, ca. 500-430 B.C.E. -- Sculptor
Fischer von Erlach, Johann Bernhard, 1656-1723 -- Artist
Westermayr, Konrad, 1765-1834 -- Engraver

Published Date

: 1810

Medium

: Aquatints -- Color

Specific Material Type

: prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print: col.; 23 x 18 cm.

Notes

: Printed on image: "Alterthümer. III" "Antiquités. III" Note 2.) Rendering of the Colossus of Rhodes is based on an earlier illustration by the Austrian architect Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach in his history of architecture, published in Vienna in 1721. However, it would have been technically impossible for the Colossus to stand with one foot on each side of the harbor entrance. Note 3.) The statue of Artemis Ephesia represents a mother goddess. She may have many breasts, or they may be palm-dates, acorns, eggplant, bags to hold amulets or other decorations. Note 4.) Zeus holds a figure of Victory in his left hand, and a scepter capped with an eagle in his right hand.

Source

: Wonders: Images of the Ancient World / Seven wonders of the world

Source Description

: 1 folder (45 pictures)

Location

: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number

: PC-WON SEV

Digital ID

: 1625151

Record ID

: 1764270

Digital Item Published

: 12-2-2008; updated 8-24-2011

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