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Apollo on a square base sings a paean and plays the cithara.

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Title
Apollo on a square base sings a paean and plays the cithara.
Names
Rey, A. (Engraver)
Bineteau, P. (Lithographer)
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Mythology -- Apollo

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-Apo
Topics
Athena (Greek deity)
Nike (Greek deity)
Helmets -- To 499
Torches -- To 499
Ares (Greek deity)
Cithara -- Greece -- To 499
Greeks -- Clothing & dress -- To 499
Marsyas (Greek deity)
Theseus (Greek mythology)
Genres
Prints
Notes
Content: A "paean" is a sacred hymn. The goddess Victory would have been known to the Greeks as Nike. Marsyas was a satyr who lost a musical contest to Apollo. Scythia was the name for what is now Rumania and southern Russia. A Phrygian cap is a soft bonnet with the top curling forward. It later became a symbol of liberty, as it was worn by freed slaves. Hecate was the triple goddess of the moon, earth, and underworld, as well as a bringer of good fortune. Minerva (Athena to the Greeks) was the goddess of wisdom, Mars (Ares to the Greeks) the god of war, and Theseus the hero who slew the Minotaur.
Content: Light foxing throughout image, especially at bottom edge. Written under image: "Apollo on a square base sings a paean and plays the cithara. He is crowned by winged Victory. Marsyas sits on a rock, a Scythian youth wears a Phrygian cap, Hecate or the Tribun [?] personified holds two flaming torches, Minerva and Mars or Theseus. Hamilton Collection."
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 ; 31.5 x 45 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 9ffba0a0-c5be-012f-5eab-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

  • 1844: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Apollo on a square base sings a paean and plays the cithara." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1844 - 1861. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-6429-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. "Apollo on a square base sings a paean and plays the cithara." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 21, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-6429-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). Apollo on a square base sings a paean and plays the cithara. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-6429-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Apollo on a square base sings a paean and plays the cithara.