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Title
Gods in council.
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Book illustrations -- Virgil

Dates / Origin
Date Created: unknown
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Topics
Eagles -- Mythology
Jupiter (Roman deity)
Mercury (Roman deity)
Venus (Roman deity)
Carthage (Extinct city)
Notes
Content: Jupiter, king of the gods, sits at center, his eagle holding a thunderbolt overhead. His daughter, Venus, is at right. Mercury, messenger of the gods, is at left wearing his winged helmet and sandals and holding the caduceus (a staff entwined with two snakes).
Content: Jupiter, moved by the pleadings of his daughter Venus on behalf of the wandering Aeneas and his Trojans, will send Mercury to the city of Carthage (shown below with its walls, harbor and ships) to ensure that Aeneas is welcomed by queen Dido.
Content: Plate from an unidentified edition of Dryden's translation of the Aeneid.
Physical Description
Copper engravings
Etchings
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f10173d0-c5bd-012f-26d4-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • : Created
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Gods in council." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 29, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-2ffb-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Wikipedia Citation

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Gods in council.