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Title
Mira fides: hominum formicis Iupiter artus Fixit et Aeginae maenia ciue replet
Names
Baur, Joh. Wilhelm (Johann Wilhelm), 1600-1642 (Artist)
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Mythology -- Jupiter

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1600 - 1699
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC WON MYT-Jup
Topics
Jupiter (Roman deity)
Zeus (Greek deity)
Clouds
Mythology, Greek
Gods -- Greek
Ovid, 43 B.C.-17 or 18 A.D. Metamorphoses
Genres
Illustrations
Notes
Source identifier: 11556 (Hades Legacy Identifier / Struc ID)
Content: Zeus repopulates the island of Aegina by turning ants into humans. His wife, Hera, had sent a plague on the inhabitants to punish them for favoring one of her rivals. The stricken king, shown at right, appealed to Zeus for help. The resulting humans became known as Myrmidons.
Content: Printed on border: "Formicae in homines mutatae." Written on border: "After the plague of Aegina, ants are turned into human beings. 'Metamorphoses' by Ovid (Book 7). Engr. after J. W. Baur, 17th cen." Includes additional text in German.
Physical Description
Etchings
Extent: Plate mark 15 x 21.5 cm
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e436f470-c5be-012f-8eb4-58d385a7bc34
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

  • 1600: Issued (Approximate)
  • 1600: Creator Born
  • 1642: 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. "Mira fides" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1600 - 1699. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-0c3a-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. "Mira fides" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 29, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-0c3a-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1600 - 1699). Mira fides Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-0c3a-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Mira fides