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Birth of Minerva assisted by Apollo, Juno, Neptune, Vulcan, Eileithyia (goddess of birth), Hercules and Mars.

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Names
Rey, A. (Engraver)
Lith. Kaeppelin (Lithographer)
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Mythology (General)

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1844 - 1861
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC-WON MYT
Shelf locator: PC-WON OX MYT
Topics
Athena (Greek deity)
Hercules (Roman mythology)
Juno (Roman deity)
Jupiter (Roman deity)
Minerva (Roman deity)
Neptune (Roman deity)
Vulcan (Roman deity)
Poseidon (Greek deity)
Apollo (Greek deity)
Zeus (Greek deity)
Ares (Greek deity)
Greeks -- Clothing & dress -- To 499
Mars (Roman deity)
Heracles (Greek mythology)
Hera (Greek deity)
Genres
Lithographs
Notes
Content : Minerva (called Athena in this Greek painting) sprang fully formed, with weapons and armor, from the forehead of her father Jupiter (Greek Zeus). Jupiter had cried out in pain from a terrible headache and Vulcan (Greek Hephaestus), blacksmith of the gods, had used an axe to split his skull to relieve the pressure within.

Content : Light foxing on image, especially at edges. Written after caption: "British Museum". The Greek artist of this painting has labeled each of the deities depicted.

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
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
UUID: 91159bb0-c5be-012f-77a8-58d385a7bc34

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. "Birth of Minerva assisted by Apollo, Juno, Neptune, Vulcan, Eileithyia (goddess of birth), Hercules and Mars." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1844 - 1861. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-5fec-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Birth of Minerva assisted by Apollo, Juno, Neptune, Vulcan, Eileithyia (goddess of birth), Hercules and Mars." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 28, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-5fec-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1844 - 1861). Birth of Minerva assisted by Apollo, Juno, Neptune, Vulcan, Eileithyia (goddess of birth), Hercules and Mars. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-5fec-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Birth of Minerva assisted by Apollo, Juno, Neptune, Vulcan, Eileithyia (goddess of birth), Hercules and Mars.