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Title
L'oiseau divin planant sur la tête d'un Pharaon
Names
Sauvageot, Ch. (French etcher, active 19th century) (Delineator)
Gillot, Charles, 1853-1903 (Platemaker)
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Archery

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1880 - 1883
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC-WON ARCHE
Topics
Archery -- To 499
Archers
Chariots -- Egypt
Egypt -- Kings and rulers
Fans (Accessories)
Bows (Archery)
Clothing & dress -- Egypt
Goddesses -- Egyptian
Genres
Illustrations
Notes
Content: The goddess Nekhbet (symbol of Upper Egypt) in the form of a vulture spreads protective wings over the pharaoh, who symbolically tramples the traditional enemies of his country under his feet. The king's fanbearer and charioteer stand behind him near his chariot. During the "Sed" jubilees, held every few years of his reign, the pharaoh shot arrows to the four points of the compass and performed rituals where he symbolically trod on Egypt's enemies.
Source note: La vie privée des anciens : dessins d'après les monuments antiques par Cl. Sauvageot. Ménard, René Joseph ; author. Paris : Morel, 1880-1883.
Physical Description
Line photoengravings
Extent: 9 x 13.5 cm
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 9a5b4ea0-c5bd-012f-40a7-58d385a7bc34
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

  • 1880: 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. "L'oiseau divin planant sur la tête d'un Pharaon" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1880 - 1883. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-12de-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. "L'oiseau divin planant sur la tête d'un Pharaon" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 7, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-12de-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1880 - 1883). L'oiseau divin planant sur la tête d'un Pharaon Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-12de-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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L'oiseau divin planant sur la tête d'un Pharaon