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Triptolemus seated in his winged chariot drawn by serpents.

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Jena Painter (Artist)
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Mythology -- Triptolemus

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1844 - 1861
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC-WON MYT-Tri
Topics
Chariots
Serpents -- Mythology
Wheat
Mythology, Greek
Pottery -- Greece
Triptolemus (Greek mythology)
Kylikes
Notes
Content : After a painting from an Attic red-figure kylix, late 5th century BC, in the Gregorian Etruscan Museum, Vatican Museums.

Content : Written on border: "Triptolemos on his chariot drawn by two dragons, gift of Ceres [Demeter]. He is leaving Eleusinium, holding two stalks of wheat to show men on earth the art of planting and cultivating it. A flowering sceptre rests on his shoulder. Gregorian Museum, Rome."

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
Form: Lithographs ( Library of Congress Thesaurus for Graphic Materials )
Extent: 1 print : b ; 25.5 x 22 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
UUID: 30dfc1c0-c5bf-012f-b30d-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1844: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Triptolemus seated in his winged chariot drawn by serpents." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1844 - 1861. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-470c-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Triptolemus seated in his winged chariot drawn by serpents." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 30, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-470c-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1844 - 1861). Triptolemus seated in his winged chariot drawn by serpents. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-470c-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Triptolemus seated in his winged chariot drawn by serpents.