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Title
Neptune crowned with laurel holding a trident
Names
Bineteau, P. (Lithographer)
Petit, L. (Engraver)
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Mythology -- Neptune

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 OX MYT-Nep
Topics
Neptune (Roman deity)
Poseidon (Greek deity)
Votive offerings
Deer
Fountains
Mercury (Roman deity)
Panpipes
Venus (Roman deity)
Tridents
Caduceus
Aphrodite (Greek deity)
Hermes (Greek deity)
Pan (Greek deity)
Genres
Reproductive prints
Notes
Content: Amymone was a daughter of Neptune (in Greek, Poseidon), while a hydria was a water pot. Lerna was located in that part of Greece known as Argos, and was celebrated as the place where Heracles had slain the nine-headed monster snake called the Hydra. "Ex voto" refers to an offering made by a person to a temple or shrine in gratitude for help or healing received there. Here, the offering is a small figure of a man. A pilaster is a decorative column which does not actually support anything. Salmacis was a hermaphrodite born from a fountain of the same name. A syrinx was a set of pan-pipes.
Content: Written below image: "Neptune crowned with laurel holds his trident ... Amymone with her hydria are [sic] in front of the fountain of Lerne, a Doric edifice ... Water spouts from two lions and an ex voto rests on a pilaster. A hind grazes on a plant. The laurel branches above it indicate the erotic nature of the scene. Beside Salmacis is [sic] a fan, a sphere and flowers. Mercury has his caduceus. Aphrodite holds a mirror and myrtle. Pan beside a tree holds a syrinx."
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: 34.5 x 49.5 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0ff612c0-c5bf-012f-aee7-58d385a7bc34
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. "Neptune crowned with laurel holding a trident" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1844 - 1861. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-643f-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. "Neptune crowned with laurel holding a trident" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 27, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-643f-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). Neptune crowned with laurel holding a trident Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-643f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Neptune crowned with laurel holding a trident