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Beautiful reconstruction of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.

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1625159
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Names
Sheldon, Charles M. (Artist)
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Seven wonders of the world

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1924
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC-WON SEV
Topics
Seven Wonders of the World
Gardens -- Babylon (Extinct city)
Canals
Genres
Reconstructions
Notes
Content : Printed on border: "Of all the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon have left us least, in stone or story, wherewith to build a picture of their beauty, but from what evidence there is this lovely reconstruction has been produced. The gardens have borrowed their shape from the Babylonian temple-tower: trees and flowers mass every terrace, and a circling canal gives coolness to the air. Inspired like so many mighty works by love, they were built by King Nebuchadrezzar to delight the eye of his Median bride, but now the very site is uncertain, unless it be some vaulted remains in the north-eastern corner of the King's palace.

Source note : From

Content: Printed below image: "Specially painted for 'Wonders of the Past.'"
Physical Description
Form: Halftone photomechanical prints ( Library of Congress Thesaurus for Graphic Materials )
Extent: 1 print : col. ; 24 x 17 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
UUID: b7188d80-c5bf-012f-5929-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1924: Issued
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Beautiful reconstruction of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1924. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-4d45-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Beautiful reconstruction of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 27, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-4d45-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1924). Beautiful reconstruction of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-4d45-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Beautiful reconstruction of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.