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Minerva and Mercury.

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Minerva and Mercury.
Lith. Kaeppelin (Lithographer)

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Mythology -- Minerva

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1844 - 1861
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC WON MYT-Min
Shelf locator: PC-WON OX MYT-Min
Athena (Greek deity)
Minerva (Roman deity)
Goddesses -- Greek
Mercury (Roman deity)
Helmets -- To 499
Spears -- To 499
Hairstyles -- Greece -- To 499
Hermes (Greek deity)
Boots -- To 499
Greeks -- Clothing & dress -- To 499
Content : Patches of heavy foxing down center fold and throughout image. Minerva (Greek name Athena), goddess of wisdom and righteous war, holds a crested helmet and spear. Mercury (Hermes to the Greeks), the messenger of the gods, is dressed for traveling in a cloak, broad-brimmed hat (here hanging from its cord down his back) and boots of spotted hide. He carries a caduceus, or herald's staff, as a badge of office.

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 x 49.5 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
UUID: faeafeb0-c5be-012f-fd2b-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1844: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Minerva and Mercury." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1844 - 1861. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-643d-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Minerva and Mercury." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 27, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-643d-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1844 - 1861). Minerva and Mercury. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-643d-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Minerva and Mercury.