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[Triptolemus, Ceres, Metanira, and Celeus.]

Image ID: 819371

[Triptolemus, Ceres, Metanira, and Celeus.] (1844-1861)

Image Details

Image Title

:  [Triptolemus, Ceres, Metanira, and Celeus.]


: Housselin, Alexis Louis Pierre -- Engraver
Fourquemin, fl. 1835-1853 -- Lithographer

Published Date

: 1844-1861

Specific Material Type

: Prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 21 x 25 cm. (8 x 10 in.)


: Written on border; "Triptolemus seated on his winged chariot holds his sceptre and wheat. Ceres, goddess of harvest, wears a talaric tunic with a peplos, her hair covered with a veil. She holds a long sceptre and caresses a crane. Metanira holds a flowering sceptre, her hair enveloped in a cecryphale. Celeus, king of Eleusis holds a sceptre. Beside him is a dog, symbol of the domestic hearth. Metanira and Celeus are parents of Triptol ....
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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.


: Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection / Design -- Greek

Source Description

: 1 folder (40 pictures)


: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number


Digital ID

: 819371

Record ID

: 710806

Digital Item Published

: 10-27-2005; updated 3-25-2011

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