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Celeus, assisted by his two daughters, making a libation.

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Title
Celeus, assisted by his two daughters, making a libation.
Names
Fourquemin (fl. 1835-1853) (Lithographer)
Housselin, Alexis Louis Pierre (Engraver)
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Sacrifice

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1844 - 1861
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC-WON SAC
Shelf locator: PC-WON OX SAC
Topics
Libations
Sacrifices
Trees
Altars
Torches -- To 499
Triptolemus (Greek mythology)
Greeks -- Clothing & dress -- To 499
Greece -- Religion
Genres
Lithographs
Notes
Content: Eleusis is a small town near Athens. Triptolemus was a mythical "culture hero" who taught mankind the arts of agriculture. A libation is a sacrifice made by pouring liquid, usually wine, onto an altar or the ground. "Talaric" means "reaching to the ankles", while a "cecryphale" was a sort of combination bonnet and kerchief worn by ancient Greek women.
Content: Written below image: "Celeus, king of Eleusis, father of Triptolemus, stands between two altars and makes a libation. He holds a sceptre, [and is] assisted by his two daughters. They wear talaric tunics and cecryphales cover their hair. A palm tree is at right. Louvre."
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
Extent: 1 print : b ; 34.5 x 51.5 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): addd4cb0-c5bf-012f-e83e-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1835: Creator Born
  • 1844: Issued (Approximate)
  • 1853: Creator Died
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Celeus, assisted by his two daughters, making a libation." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1844 - 1861. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-54fc-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Celeus, assisted by his two daughters, making a libation." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 29, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-54fc-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1844 - 1861). Celeus, assisted by his two daughters, making a libation. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-54fc-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Celeus, assisted by his two daughters, making a libation.