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

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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.
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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
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Item timeline of events

  • 1894: Issued
  • 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. "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 December 8, 2019. 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

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