+ o - ^
previous next
Index

The birth of Erichthonius.

More Details Cite This Item

1624655

Library division & collection with this item:

This Item

The birth of Erichthonius.

View this item elsewhere:

Title
The birth of Erichthonius.
Names
Bineteau, P. (Lithographer)
Rey, A. (Engraver)
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Mythology -- D-F

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1844 - 1861
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC-WON MYT-D-F
Shelf locator: PC-WON OX MYT
Topics
Athena (Greek deity)
Minerva (Roman deity)
Vulcan (Roman deity)
Birth
Greeks -- Clothing & dress -- To 499
Triton (Greek deity)
Hephaestus (Greek deity)
Erichthonius (Greek mythology)
Gaia (Greek deity)
Notes
Content: Image has slight foxing at corners and along center crease. Written under image: "The Birth of Erichthonius. Gaea, goddess of Earth ... presents the young Erichthonius to Minerva. Behind Minerva is Triton and beside Gaea is Vulcan. Two Victories hover over the scene. Casucini Collection at Chiusi." Cf. illustration with Source ID 1624638.
Content: Erichthonius is also known as Erechtheus. A legendary king of Athens, he was the son of Gaea and Hephaestus. Born with the lower half of a snake like all the "aborigines" (first inhabitants of the world), he was given into the care of Minerva.
Content: Minerva (goddess of wisdom) and Vulcan (blacksmith of the gods, here symbolized by tongs) are Roman names, their Greek equivalents being, respectively, Athena and Hephaestus. Triton was a sea deity and the son of Poseidon, supreme god of the oceans.
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.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b4b5d7d0-c5be-012f-2a3e-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library is interested in learning more about items you've seen on our websites or elsewhere online. If you have any more information about an item or its copyright status, we want to hear from you. Please contact DigitalCollections@nypl.org with your contact information and a link to the relevant content.

Item timeline of events

  • 1844: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "The birth of Erichthonius." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1844 - 1861. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-6438-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "The birth of Erichthonius." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 28, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-6438-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1844 - 1861). The birth of Erichthonius. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-6438-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

<ref name=NYPL>{{cite web | url=http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-6438-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99 | title= (still image) The birth of Erichthonius., (1844 - 1861) }} |author=Digital Collections, The New York Public Library |accessdate=August 28, 2016 |publisher=The New York Public Library, Astor, Lennox, and Tilden Foundation}}</ref>

The birth of Erichthonius.