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Title
Triptolemus seated in winged chariot in the sanctuary of Eleusinium.
Names
Fourquemin (fl. 1835-1853) (Lithographer)
Housselin, Alexis Louis Pierre (Engraver)
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Mythology -- Triptolemus

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-Tri
Topics
Chariots
Libations
Wheat
Wings (Anatomy)
Crutches
Triptolemus (Greek mythology)
Scepters -- To 499
Columns -- Greece
Hoops (toys)
Greece -- Religion
Genres
Prints
Notes
Content: Triptolemus was a "culture founder" who taught humans the arts of agriculture. Eleusinium was the home of the Eleusinian Mysteries, mystical moral teachings imparted to select adepts during sacred, secret rites held in the sanctuary. A "phial" is a saucer used for pouring out libations. "Cyceon" is a sweet drink made of wine, honey, flower water and cheese. A 'cecryphale" is a woman's head-wrap like a kerchief. An "ephebos" is a young man ready for the testing period required before he can become a full citizen of Athens. Ganymede was a handsome young boy who was carried off to Mount Olympus by Zeus in the form of an eagle. He became immortal and served as the cup-bearer to the gods.
Content: Written below image: Triptolemus seated in his winged chariot ... in the sanctuary of Eleusinium indicated by the two Doric columns. He holds blades of wheat and a phial into which Ceres is about to pour the cyceon ... . Ceres wears a rich cecryphale about her head and holds blades of wheat. ... three ... face towards Eleusinium. Celeus, King of Eleusis and father of Triptolemus, holding a sceptre, may also be a woman impersonating Celeus. The two ephebes are Melitus and Timagoras, or Ganymede with [a] hoop and his brother, Ilus, with a crutch."
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 52 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 31e6c4b0-c5bf-012f-a6b6-58d385a7bc34
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

  • 1835: Creator Born
  • 1844: Issued (Approximate)
  • 1853: Creator Died
  • 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. "Triptolemus seated in winged chariot in the sanctuary of Eleusinium." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1844 - 1861. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-6442-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. "Triptolemus seated in winged chariot in the sanctuary of Eleusinium." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 4, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-6442-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). Triptolemus seated in winged chariot in the sanctuary of Eleusinium. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-6442-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Triptolemus seated in winged chariot in the sanctuary of Eleusinium.