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Title
Der Coloss zu Rhodus ; Der olympische Jupiter ; Der Dianen-Tempel zu Ephes
Additional title: Colossus of Rhodes ; Olympian Zeus ; Temple of Diana at Ephesus
Names
Phidias, ca. 500-ca. 430 B.C. (Sculptor)
Westermayr, C., 1765-1834 (Engraver)
Fischer von Erlach, Johann Bernhard, 1656-1723 (Artist)
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Seven wonders of the world

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1801
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC-WON SEV
Topics
Seven Wonders of the World
Bow and arrow
Harbors
Jupiter (Roman deity)
Temple of Artemis (Ephesus)
Torches -- To 499
Crowns -- To 499
Temple of Zeus (Olympia, Greece)
Sailing ships -- Greece -- To 499
colossi -- Greece -- Rhodes (Greece : Island)
Fertility cults
Genres
Reconstructions
Notes
Source note: From Bilderbuch für Kinder : enthaltend eine angenehme Sammlung von Thieren, Pflanzen, Blumen, Fruchten, Mineralien, Trachten und allerhand andern unterrichtenden Gegenstanden aus dem Reiche der natur, der Kunste und Wissenschaften. (Weimar, Germany : Industrie-Comptoir, 1792-1843) Bertuch, Friedrich Justin (1747-1822), Author.
Physical Description
Etchings
Hand coloring
Extent: Plate mark 23 x 18 cm
"Alterthümer. III" "Antiquités. III" "C. Wester [Westermeyr?]"--lettered in plate.
Description
Rendering of the Colossus of Rhodes is based on an earlier illustration by the Austrian architect Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach in his history of architecture, published in Vienna in 1721. However, it would have been technically impossible for the Colossus to stand with one foot on each side of the harbor entrance. The statue of Artemis Ephesia represents a mother goddess. She may have many breasts, or they may be palm-dates, acorns, eggplant, bags to hold amulets or other decorations.Zeus holds a figure of Victory in his left hand, and a scepter capped with an eagle in his right hand.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b44277f0-c5bf-012f-a2ec-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

  • 1801: Issued
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Der Coloss zu Rhodus ; Der olympische Jupiter ; Der Dianen-Tempel zu Ephes" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1801. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-4d3d-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. "Der Coloss zu Rhodus ; Der olympische Jupiter ; Der Dianen-Tempel zu Ephes" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 25, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-4d3d-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1801). Der Coloss zu Rhodus ; Der olympische Jupiter ; Der Dianen-Tempel zu Ephes Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-4d3d-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Der Coloss zu Rhodus ; Der olympische Jupiter ; Der Dianen-Tempel zu Ephes