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Genick, A. (Artist)
Hein & Mosler (Lithographer)

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Trojan War

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1883
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC-WON OX TROJ
Trojan War
Helen of Troy (Greek mythology)
Chariots -- Greece
Greeks -- Clothing & dress -- To 499
Theseus (Greek mythology)
Lithographs -- Color
Content: Written at bottom of image: "Attic hydria. Abduction of Helen through Theseus. Above is Iliupersis."
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Content: A hydria is a large vase for carrying water. Helen was the most beautiful woman in Greece. This is not her more famous abduction by Paris, which started the Trojan War. She was first kidnapped in her youth by the hero Theseus, but was brought back home by her brothers. An "Iliupersis" (Fall of Ilium, another name for Troy) is a representation of an incident related to the Trojan War.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 print : col. ; 38.5 x 26.5 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0d5ff7d0-c5c0-012f-424f-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

  • 1883: Issued
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Hydria." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1883. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-54fe-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Hydria." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 18, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-54fe-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1883). Hydria. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-54fe-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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