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Title
Syrian Venus, weeping for the death of Adonis
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Mythology -- Venus

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1890
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC-WON MYT-Ven
Topics
Venus (Roman deity)
Grief
Aphrodite (Greek deity)
Sculpture -- To 499
Drapery in art
Notes
Content: "Statuette of white limestone found in Syria (Collection of the Duc de Luynes in the Cabinet de France). This Venus, in a reclining attitude, wrapped in her peplum, corresponds to the description of her given by Macrobius in his Satunalia...Aphrodite weeping for Adonis was in all the Syro-Phoenician religions the personification of the sadness of the Earth at the periodical departure of the Sun." -- printed note accompanying image. Includes additional text.
Source note: History of Rome and of the Roman people from its origin to the invasion of the barbarians : containing over three thousand engravings, one hundred maps and plans and numerous chromolithographs. (Boston : Estes and Lauriat, 1890) Duruy, Victor (1811-1894), Author. Mahaffy, John Pentland, Sir (1839-1919), Editor.
Physical Description
Wood engravings
Extent: 9.5 x 13.5 cm
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 3532c510-c5bf-012f-5cba-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

  • 1890: Issued
  • 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. "Syrian Venus, weeping for the death of Adonis" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1890. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-603d-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. "Syrian Venus, weeping for the death of Adonis" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 20, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-603d-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1890). Syrian Venus, weeping for the death of Adonis Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-603d-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Syrian Venus, weeping for the death of Adonis