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Title
Birth of Minerva.
Names
Lith. Kaeppelin (Lithographer)
Rey, A. (Engraver)
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)
Minerva (Roman deity)
Neptune (Roman deity)
Nike (Greek deity)
Dionysus (Greek deity)
Poseidon (Greek deity)
Hairstyles -- Greece -- To 499
Thyrsus
Icarus (Greek mythology)
Theseus (Greek mythology)
Genres
Prints
Notes
Content: Greek names of the deities or persons pictured (in same order as caption): Poseidon, Nike, Theseus, Dionysus, Icarus.
Content: Poseidon holds a trident, Nike has wings, Theseus displays the sinewy arms of a mighty hero, and Dionysus carries a "thyrsus" (staff topped with a pinecone) symbolic of his cult. Amphictyon was traditionally the first man to learn to mix water with wine to keep it from becoming too potent. A "deme" was a district of Athens or its surrounding areas, so this may be a symbolic figure of a citizen. This is a section of a larger painting, only showing some of the persons present at the birth of Minerva (Roman name of Athena, goddess of wisdom).
Content: Written below image: "Birth of Minerva (detail). This plate shows - right to left - Neptune, Victory, Theseus, Bacchus, and Icarus (or Amphictyon, or, Athenian deme).
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 : 32 x 50.1 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 92b65270-c5be-012f-a066-58d385a7bc34
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

MLA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Birth of Minerva." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1844 - 1861. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-5ff0-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. "Birth of Minerva." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 21, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-5ff0-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). Birth of Minerva. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-5ff0-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Birth of Minerva.