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Neptune crowned with laurel holding a trident.

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Title
Neptune crowned with laurel holding a trident.
Names
Bineteau, P. (Lithographer)
Petit, L. (Engraver)
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Mythology -- Neptune

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1844 - 1861
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC-WON OX MYT-Nep
Shelf locator: PC-WON OX MYT-Nep
Topics
Neptune (Roman deity)
Poseidon (Greek deity)
Votive offerings
Deer
Fountains
Mercury (Roman deity)
Panpipes
Venus (Roman deity)
Tridents
Caduceus
Aphrodite (Greek deity)
Hermes (Greek deity)
Pan (Greek deity)
Genres
Lithographs
Notes
Content: Amymone was a daughter of Neptune (in Greek, Poseidon), while a hydria was a water pot. Lerna was located in that part of Greece known as Argos, and was celebrated as the place where Heracles had slain the nine-headed monster snake called the Hydra. "Ex voto" refers to an offering made by a person to a temple or shrine in gratitude for help or healing received there. Here, the offering is a small figure of a man. A pilaster is a decorative column which does not actually support anything. Salmacis was a hermaphrodite born from a fountain of the same name. A syrinx was a set of pan-pipes.
Content: Written below image: "Neptune crowned with laurel holds his trident ... Amymone with her hydria are [sic] in front of the fountain of Lerne, a Doric edifice ... Water spouts from two lions and an ex voto rests on a pilaster. A hind grazes on a plant. The laurel branches above it indicate the erotic nature of the scene. Beside Salmacis is [sic] a fan, a sphere and flowers. Mercury has his caduceus. Aphrodite holds a mirror and myrtle. Pan beside a tree holds a syrinx."
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 49.5 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0ff612c0-c5bf-012f-aee7-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

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

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Neptune crowned with laurel holding a trident." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1844 - 1861. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-643f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Neptune crowned with laurel holding a trident." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 23, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-643f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1844 - 1861). Neptune crowned with laurel holding a trident. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-643f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Neptune crowned with laurel holding a trident.