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Title
Hercules attacks the three-bodied monster Geryon....
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Mythology -- Hercules

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1894
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC-WON MYT-Her
Topics
Heracles (Greek mythology)
Cattle
Horses
Trees
Dogs
Athena (Greek deity)
Hercules (Roman mythology)
Minerva (Roman deity)
Travellers
Shields -- To 499
Warriors -- Greece -- To499
Greeks -- Clothing & dress -- To 499
Geryon (Classical mythology)
Iolaus (Greek mythology)
Notes
Content: Light foxing on image, particularly around edges. Written below picture: "Hercules attacks the three-bodied monster Geryon ... One of his bodies is wounded. Between them lies the dog Orthrus. He has two heads and a snake-shaped tail. Behind Geryon a woman laments. Behind Hercules Minerva hastens to help him. Iolaus stands before the dying herdsman Eurytion. Below, four youths drive away the herd of Geryon. Center, young horseman wearing a gay cloak and a petasos." A small outline illustration to the lower right of the main picture shows the shape of the vessel inside of which is this painting.
Content: Geryon was a giant who owned a herd of fine red cattle, watched over by the herdsman Eurytion and the two-headed dog Orthrus. Hercules, as one of the Twelve Labors forced on him by king Eurystheus, killed all three of them and brought the cattle back to the king, who sacrificed them to Hera. Iolaus was the half-brother of Hercules and served as his companion and charioteer. A petasos was a broad-brimmed hat worn by travellers.
Source note: From
Physical Description
Extent: 1 print : b ; 51.5 x 42.5 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): cfe47130-c5be-012f-fa72-58d385a7bc34
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

  • 1894: Issued
  • 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. "Hercules attacks the three-bodied monster Geryon...." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1894. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-643a-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. "Hercules attacks the three-bodied monster Geryon...." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 31, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-643a-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1894). Hercules attacks the three-bodied monster Geryon.... Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-643a-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Hercules attacks the three-bodied monster Geryon....