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Triptolemus seated in winged chariot in the sanctuary of Eleusinium.

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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 copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1835: Creator Born
  • 1844: Issued (Approximate)
  • 1853: Creator Died
  • 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. "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

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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 November 12, 2019. 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

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Triptolemus seated in winged chariot in the sanctuary of Eleusinium.