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Mercure apportant Jupiter aux nymphes Melisses.

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Title
Mercure apportant Jupiter aux nymphes Melisses.
Names
Firmin-Didot (Firm) (Printer)
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Mythology -- Jupiter

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1878
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC WON MYT-Jup
Topics
Jupiter (Roman deity)
Zeus (Greek deity)
Infants
Nymphs (Greek deities)
Flying
Mercury (Roman deity)
Mythology, Greek
Hermes (Greek deity)
Genres
Art reproductions
Notes
Statement of responsibility: Printed on border: "Peinture de Lagrenée."
Content: Contrary to the caption, this image is not explicable as Hermes delivering the infant Zeus to his nurse Melissa, since Hermes himself is the son of Zeus. It may represent a confusion with another mythic tradition that identifies Hermes as the one who secretly delivered the infant Dionysus to King Athamas and his wife, Ino, in order to protect him from the jealous wrath of Hera, who wished the child dead because he was one of her husband's many illegitimate offsprings.
Source note: XVIII siècle; letters, sciences et arts, France 1700-1789; ouvrage illustré de 16 chromolithographies et de 250 gravures sur bois. (Paris : Firmin-Didot, 1878) Jacob, P. L. (1806-1884), Author.
Physical Description
Chromolithographs
Extent: 1 print : col. ; 15.5 x 19.5 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e3805790-c5be-012f-f8af-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1878: Issued
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Mercure apportant Jupiter aux nymphes Melisses." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1878. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-0c38-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Mercure apportant Jupiter aux nymphes Melisses." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 8, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-0c38-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1878). Mercure apportant Jupiter aux nymphes Melisses. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-0c38-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Mercure apportant Jupiter aux nymphes Melisses.