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A winged ichthyomorphic [fish-form] god, perhaps Oannes, Dagon, or Cadmus

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Title
A winged ichthyomorphic [fish-form] god, perhaps Oannes, Dagon, or Cadmus
Names
Fourquemin (fl. 1835-1853) (Lithographer)
Housselin, Alexis Louis Pierre (Engraver)
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Design -- Greek

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 OX DESI-Gre
Topics
Decoration and ornament -- Greece
Eels
Serpents -- Mythology
Marine invertebrates
Pottery -- Greece
Lions in art
Cadmus (Greek mythology)
Genres
Prints
Notes
Content: Oannes was a Sumerian/Babylonian "culture hero" who taught humans about writing and other arts of civilization. Dagon was a Philistine agriculture god, sometimes believed to be half-fish. Cadmus, in Greek mythology, was a Phoenician prince who founded the Greek city of Thebes and invented the alphabet. He supposedly turned into a snake or dragon when he died.
Content: Small illustration at upper left shows placement of painting on pottery vessel.
Content: Written at bottom: "His [the god's] body terminates in that of an eel. Among the sea anemones [flower-like marine creatures] and other zoophytes [sea animals that look like plants] is a lion. Royal Museum, Berlin."
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: 1 print : b ; 30 x 50.5 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 14538e40-c5be-012f-49b1-58d385a7bc34
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

  • 1835: Creator Born
  • 1844: Issued (Approximate)
  • 1853: Creator Died
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "A winged ichthyomorphic [fish-form] god, perhaps Oannes, Dagon, or Cadmus" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1844 - 1861. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-5fd5-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. "A winged ichthyomorphic [fish-form] god, perhaps Oannes, Dagon, or Cadmus" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 16, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-5fd5-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1844 - 1861). A winged ichthyomorphic [fish-form] god, perhaps Oannes, Dagon, or Cadmus Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-5fd5-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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A winged ichthyomorphic [fish-form] god, perhaps Oannes, Dagon, or Cadmus