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Title
A peerless shrine of the great sea god: Poseidon's temple at Pæstum
Names
Bühlmann, J. (Josef), 1844-1921 (Artist)
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Temples -- Greek

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1924 (Questionable)
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC-WON TEMP-Gre
Topics
Greek temples
Doric order
Paestum (Extinct city)
Temples -- Italy -- Paestum
Genres
Illustrations
Notes
Original version: "After a reconstruction by Bühlmann, specially coloured for 'Wonders of the Past.'"--printed below image.
Source note: From Wonders of the past. ca. 1923-1933) Hammerton, John Alexander, Sir (1871-1949), Editor.
Physical Description
Halftone photomechanical prints
Extent: 18 x 23.5 cm
Description
"One of the noblest examples of Greek architecture and a centre of religious life in the Sybarite colony of Poseidonia, this great Doric temple has an unquestionable beauty which makes it a formidable rival to the temple of Poseidon's divine rival, Athene Parthenos. Its thirty-six Doric columns rise 28 feet high and measure 6 1/2 feet in diameter at the base and 4 3/4 at the capital. In the interior of the cella stood two rows of seven columns to support the roof. Built throughout of travertine it was formerly entirely overlaid with white stucco on which polychrome decoration was lavished in brilliant blues and golds and reds. Glorious indeed was this temple in the days when Greek thought led the world."--printed on border.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): dbecd800-c5bf-012f-047a-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: Creator Born
  • 1921: Creator Died
  • 1924: Issued
  • 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. "A peerless shrine of the great sea god" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1924. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ab44b2fa-0244-16e2-e040-e00a180643d1

Chicago/Turabian Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "A peerless shrine of the great sea god" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 28, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ab44b2fa-0244-16e2-e040-e00a180643d1

APA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1924). A peerless shrine of the great sea god Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ab44b2fa-0244-16e2-e040-e00a180643d1

Wikipedia Citation

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A peerless shrine of the great sea god