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Title
The Zeus of Pheidias, loftiest embodiment of divinity in art
Names
Sheldon, Charles M. (Artist)
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Seven wonders of the world

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1924 (Questionable)
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
Interiors
Greek temples
Thrones
Jupiter (Roman deity)
Nike (Greek deity)
Friezes (Ornamental bands)
Zeus (Greek deity)
Scepters -- To 499
Censers -- To 499
Columns -- Greece -- To 499
Doric order
Temples -- Greece
Temple of Zeus (Olympia, Greece)
Genres
Reconstructions
Notes
Statement of responsibility: "From a painting by Charles M. Sheldon, based on Pausanias, and specially made for 'Wonders of the Past.'"--printed below image.
Source note: From Wonders of the past. ca. 1923-1933) Hammerton, John Alexander, Sir (1871-1949), Editor.
Physical Description
Halftone photomechanical prints
Extent: 24.5 x 17.5 cm
Description
"Constructed by Pheidias, the Athenian, the statue of Olympian Zeus which adorned the temple at Olympia in Elis was universally conceded to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World. And this reconstruction in colour makes real for us the seemingly exaggerated expressions of admiration which it elicited from the ancients. 'The sight of the figure would make a man forget all his troubles, however worn out he might be with sleeplessness and sorrow,' said Dio Chrysostom, the orator."--printed on border.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b6b8f9c0-c5bf-012f-7b55-58d385a7bc34
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

  • 1924: 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. "The Zeus of Pheidias, loftiest embodiment of divinity in art" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1924. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-4d44-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. "The Zeus of Pheidias, loftiest embodiment of divinity in art" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 20, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-4d44-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1924). The Zeus of Pheidias, loftiest embodiment of divinity in art Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-4d44-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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The Zeus of Pheidias, loftiest embodiment of divinity in art