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Statue of Ganymede being carried away by the eagle ; Sculptural fragment of Ganymede (inset).

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1623825
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Names
Leochares (active late 4th century BCE) (Sculptor)
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Mythology -- Ganymede

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1872 - 1887
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC-WON MYT-Gan
Topics
Dogs
Mythology
Eagles -- Mythology
Male nude in art
Animals in art
Ganymede (Greek mythology)
Young adults
Sculpture, Classical
Notes
Content : Ganymede was a Trojan youth so beautiful that Zeus came down in the form of an eagle or sent an eagle to carry Ganymede to Mount Olympus, where he became cupbearer to the gods.

Content : Sculpture of Ganymede and the eagle, now in the Vatican, is thought to be a Roman copy of a lost work by the Greek sculptor Leochares.

Source note: Atlas der griechischen Kunstmythologie. (Leipzig : Engelmann, 1872-1887) Overbeck, Johannes Adolf (1826-1895), Author.
Physical Description
Form: Lithographs ( Library of Congress Thesaurus for Graphic Materials )
Extent: 1 print : b ; 23.8 x 22.2 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
UUID: c6450ea0-c5be-012f-cc84-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1872: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Statue of Ganymede being carried away by the eagle ; Sculptural fragment of Ganymede (inset)." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1872 - 1887. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-0c7c-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Statue of Ganymede being carried away by the eagle ; Sculptural fragment of Ganymede (inset)." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 6, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-0c7c-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1872 - 1887). Statue of Ganymede being carried away by the eagle ; Sculptural fragment of Ganymede (inset). Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-0c7c-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Statue of Ganymede being carried away by the eagle ; Sculptural fragment of Ganymede (inset).