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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 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

  • 1844: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

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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