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Names
Genick, A. (Artist)
Hein & Mosler (Lithographer)
Ernst Wasmuth (Firm) (Publisher)
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Mythology (General)

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1883
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC-WON MYT
Shelf locator: PC-WON OX MYT
Topics
Mules
Lyres
Tongs
Satyrs (Greek mythology)
Dionysus (Greek deity)
Greeks -- Clothing & dress -- To 499
Hephaestus (Greek deity)
Genres
Lithographs -- Color
Notes
Content : Dionysus was the Greek god of wine, while Hephaestus was the god of fire and the divine smith and metalworker. A satyr with goat horns and tail walks ahead of the group playing a lyre.

Content : Dionysus, holding a staff and carrying a wine cup, leads drunken Hephaestus (holding his symbolic blacksmith's tongs) to Mount Olympus on the back of a mule. Hera, queen of the gods, had refused Hephaestus' advances, so he fashioned a throne for her that held her captive when she sat in it. Dionysus got Hephaestus drunk and brought him to Olympus so he could undo the bindings on his chair and free Hera. Hephaestus later took Aphrodite as his wife.

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Content: A detailed view of the vessel's handle is at left of the main illustration. Written below image: "Attic crater. Dionysus brings Hephaestus, god of fire, whom he has made drunk in Olympia where he is to free Hera from her throne."
Physical Description
Extent: 1 print : col. ; 43 x 39.5 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
UUID: 9005bed0-c5be-012f-fef7-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1883: Issued
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Dionysus brings Hephaestus, god of fire...." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1883. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-5fe9-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Dionysus brings Hephaestus, god of fire...." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 21, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-5fe9-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1883). Dionysus brings Hephaestus, god of fire.... Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-5fe9-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Dionysus brings Hephaestus, god of fire....