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Birth of Minerva assisted by Apollo, Juno, Neptune, Vulcan, Eileithyia (goddess of birth), Hercules and Mars.

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Title
Birth of Minerva assisted by Apollo, Juno, Neptune, Vulcan, Eileithyia (goddess of birth), Hercules and Mars.
Names
Rey, A. (Engraver)
Lith. Kaeppelin (Lithographer)
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Mythology (General)

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
Topics
Athena (Greek deity)
Hercules (Roman mythology)
Juno (Roman deity)
Jupiter (Roman deity)
Minerva (Roman deity)
Neptune (Roman deity)
Vulcan (Roman deity)
Poseidon (Greek deity)
Apollo (Greek deity)
Zeus (Greek deity)
Ares (Greek deity)
Greeks -- Clothing & dress -- To 499
Mars (Roman deity)
Heracles (Greek mythology)
Hera (Greek deity)
Genres
Prints
Notes
Content: Minerva (called Athena in this Greek painting) sprang fully formed, with weapons and armor, from the forehead of her father Jupiter (Greek Zeus). Jupiter had cried out in pain from a terrible headache and Vulcan (Greek Hephaestus), blacksmith of the gods, had used an axe to split his skull to relieve the pressure within.
Content: Light foxing on image, especially at edges. Written after caption: "British Museum". The Greek artist of this painting has labeled each of the deities depicted.
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 ; 34.5 x 51.5 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 91159bb0-c5be-012f-77a8-58d385a7bc34
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

  • 1844: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Birth of Minerva assisted by Apollo, Juno, Neptune, Vulcan, Eileithyia (goddess of birth), Hercules and Mars." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1844 - 1861. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-5fec-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Birth of Minerva assisted by Apollo, Juno, Neptune, Vulcan, Eileithyia (goddess of birth), Hercules and Mars." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 23, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-5fec-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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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). Birth of Minerva assisted by Apollo, Juno, Neptune, Vulcan, Eileithyia (goddess of birth), Hercules and Mars. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-5fec-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Birth of Minerva assisted by Apollo, Juno, Neptune, Vulcan, Eileithyia (goddess of birth), Hercules and Mars.