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Battus perfidus in saxum mutatus

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Title
Battus perfidus in saxum mutatus
Additional title: Battus metamorphosed into stone by a disguised Mercury
Names
Baur, Joh. Wilhelm (Johann Wilhelm) (1600-1642) (Artist)
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Mythology -- B-C

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1700 (Approximate)
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC-WON MYT-B-C
Topics
Rocks
Hills
Gods
Mythology
Mercury (Roman deity)
Hermes (Greek deity)
Ovid, 43 B.C.-17 or 18 A.D. Metamorphoses
Genres
Book illustrations
Notes
Content: Battus witnessed Mercury stealing Apollo's cattle and promised the god to keep it secret. When he later revealed the act to many people Mercury turned him into stone.
Source identifier: 11556 (Hades Legacy Identifier / Struc ID)
Content: Includes additional text in Latin and German. Written on border: "'Metamorphoses' by Ovid (Book 2.) ; Engr. after J.W. Baur, 17th cen."
Physical Description
Copper engravings
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a30ea760-c5be-012f-a477-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1600: Creator Born
  • 1642: Creator Died
  • 1700: Issued
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Battus perfidus in saxum mutatus" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1700. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-0bff-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Battus perfidus in saxum mutatus" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 29, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-0bff-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1700). Battus perfidus in saxum mutatus Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-0bff-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Battus perfidus in saxum mutatus