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Title
Neptune and the giant Ephialtes
Names
Rey, A. (Etcher)
Lith. Kaeppelin (Lithographer)
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Mythology -- Neptune

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1844 - 1861
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC-WON MYT-Nep
Topics
Neptune (Roman deity)
Poseidon (Greek deity)
Tridents
Mythology, Greek
Hairstyles -- Greece -- To 499
Shields -- To 499
Warriors -- Greece -- To 499
Gods
Fighting
Genres
Reproductive prints
Notes
Content: Written on border: "Imperial and Royal Museum, Vienna."
Content: Although the Greek inscriptions identify the figures as Poseidon and Ephialtes, the scene of battle between the two is unlikely given that Ephialtes is a son of Poseidon. In most pottery, Poseidon is depicted slaying the giant Polybotes, in harmony with the familiar story of their epic encounter during the war between the gods and giants (or Gigantomachy). The artist has apparently departed from the traditional telling of the story.
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
Lithographs
Extent: 17 x 26 cm
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0cdd6230-c5bf-012f-9991-58d385a7bc34
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

  • 1844: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1844 - 1861). Neptune and the giant Ephialtes Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-0ee0-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Neptune and the giant Ephialtes