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Neptune and the giant Ephialtes.

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Title
Neptune and the giant Ephialtes.
Names
Rey, A. (Etcher)
Lith. Kaeppelin (Lithographer)
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Mythology -- Neptune

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1844 - 1861
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC-WON OX MYT-Nep
Topics
Neptune (Roman deity)
Poseidon (Greek deity)
Tridents
Mythology, Greek
Hairstyles -- Greece -- To 499
Shields -- To 499
Fighting -- Greece -- To 499
Warriors -- Greece -- To 499
Gods -- Greek
Notes
Content: Written on border: "Imperial and Royal Museum, Vienna."
Content: Although the Greek inscriptions identify the figures as Poseidon and Ephialtes, the scene of battle between the two is unlikely given that Ephialtes is a son of Poseidon. In most pottery, Poseidon is depicted slaying the giant Polybotes, in harmony with the familiar story of their epic encounter during the war between the gods and giants (or Gigantomachy). The artist has apparently departed from the traditional telling of the story.
Source note: 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.
Physical Description
Lithographs
Extent: 1 print : b ; image 17 x 26 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0cdd6230-c5bf-012f-9991-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1844: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Neptune and the giant Ephialtes." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1844 - 1861. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-0ee0-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Neptune and the giant Ephialtes." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 25, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-0ee0-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1844 - 1861). Neptune and the giant Ephialtes. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-0ee0-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Neptune and the giant Ephialtes.