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Title
Minerva and Mercury.
Names
Lith. Kaeppelin (Lithographer)
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Mythology -- Minerva

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-Min
Topics
Athena (Greek deity)
Minerva (Roman deity)
Goddesses -- Greek
Mercury (Roman deity)
Caduceus
Cloaks
Helmets -- To 499
Spears -- To 499
Hairstyles -- Greece -- To 499
Hermes (Greek deity)
Boots -- To 499
Greeks -- Clothing & dress -- To 499
Genres
Prints
Notes
Content: Patches of heavy foxing down center fold and throughout image. Minerva (Greek name Athena), goddess of wisdom and righteous war, holds a crested helmet and spear. Mercury (Hermes to the Greeks), the messenger of the gods, is dressed for traveling in a cloak, broad-brimmed hat (here hanging from its cord down his back) and boots of spotted hide. He carries a caduceus, or herald's staff, as a badge of office.
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 ; 34 x 49.5 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): faeafeb0-c5be-012f-fd2b-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. "Minerva and Mercury." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1844 - 1861. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-643d-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. "Minerva and Mercury." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 3, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-643d-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). Minerva and Mercury. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-643d-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Minerva and Mercury.