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Title
Two images of Zeus in the form of an eagle approaching Ganymede
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Mythology -- Ganymede

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1872 - 1887
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC-WON MYT-Gan
Topics
Mythology
Eagles -- Mythology
Jupiter (Roman deity)
Zeus (Greek deity)
Male nude in art
Ganymede (Greek mythology)
Genres
Illustrations
Notes
Content: Ganymede was a Trojan youth so beautiful that Zeus came down in the form of an eagle (or sent an eagle) to carry Ganymede to Mount Olympus, where he became cupbearer to the gods.
Source note: Atlas der griechischen Kunstmythologie. (Leipzig : Engelmann, 1872-1887) Overbeck, Johannes Adolf (1826-1895), Author.
Physical Description
Lithographs
Extent: 13 x 20 cm
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c544b3d0-c5be-012f-c727-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1872: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

MLA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Two images of Zeus in the form of an eagle approaching Ganymede" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1872 - 1887. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-0c79-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Two images of Zeus in the form of an eagle approaching Ganymede" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 8, 2021. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-0c79-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1872 - 1887). Two images of Zeus in the form of an eagle approaching Ganymede Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-0c79-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Two images of Zeus in the form of an eagle approaching Ganymede