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Battus perfidus in saxum mutatus

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Title
Battus metamorphosed into stone by a disguised Mercury.
Title
Battus perfidus in saxum mutatus
Names
Baur, Joh. Wilhelm (Johann Wilhelm) (1600-1642) (Artist)
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Mythology -- B-C

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 16--
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC-WON MYT-B-C
Topics
Rocks
Hills
Gods
Mythology
Mercury (Roman deity)
Metamorphosis
Ovid, 43 B.C.-17 or 18 A.D
Hermes (Greek deity)
Notes
Content : Battus witnessed Mercury stealing Apollo's cattle and promised the god to keep it secret. When he later revealed the act to many people Mercury turned him into stone.

Source identifier : 11556 (Hades Legacy Identifier / Struc ID)

Content: Includes additional text in Latin and German. Written on border: "'Metamorphoses' by Ovid (Book 2.) ; Engr. after J.W. Baur, 17th cen."
Physical Description
Copper engravings
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
UUID: a30ea760-c5be-012f-a477-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 16: Created
  • 1600: Creator Born
  • 1642: Creator Died
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Battus perfidus in saxum mutatus