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Maenads with thyrsi dance in a ring around the ancient wooden statue of Dionysus.

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Title
Maenads with thyrsi dance in a ring around the ancient wooden statue of Dionysus.
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Mythology -- Bacchus

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1894
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC-WON MYT-Bacc
Shelf locator: PC-WON OX MYT-Bac
Topics
Mythology
Dionysus (Greek deity)
Flute players
Deer
Altars
Thyrsus
Greeks -- Clothing & dress -- To 499
Idols
Notes
Source note: From
Content: A "maenad" was a female follower or priestess of Dionysus (Roman name Bacchus), the god of wine. A "thyrsus" (plural "thyrsi") is a staff decorated with a pine-cone like object at one end, carried by worshippers of Dionysus. The altar is splashed with the blood of small creatures (one celebrant carries a fawn) captured and torn to pieces by the god's disciples in their revels. An "acroterion" is a piece of something that comes to a point, in this case the decoration on the altar.
Content: Note that one worshipper carries a wine bowl while another plays a double flute ("aulos").
Content: Written under image: "Maenads with thyrsi, one also carries a fawn, dance in a ring around the ancient wooden statue, or post, of Dionysus. He wears a necklace of dried figs and from his shoulders branch out ivy and vine branches and honeycombs threaded on by [sic] ivy sprays. Dionysus' altar is blood soaked. His acroterion is decorated with a seated figure of himself."
Physical Description
Extent: 1 print ; b ; 39 x 40 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ad8633f0-c5be-012f-6abb-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1894: Issued
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Maenads with thyrsi dance in a ring around the ancient wooden statue of Dionysus." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1894. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-6436-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Maenads with thyrsi dance in a ring around the ancient wooden statue of Dionysus." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 7, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-6436-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1894). Maenads with thyrsi dance in a ring around the ancient wooden statue of Dionysus. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-6436-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Maenads with thyrsi dance in a ring around the ancient wooden statue of Dionysus.