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Title
Gods in council
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Book illustrations -- Virgil

Dates / Origin
Date Created: unknown
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Topics
Eagles -- Mythology
Jupiter (Roman deity)
Mercury (Roman deity)
Venus (Roman deity)
Carthage (Extinct city)
Genres
Illustrations
Notes
Content: Jupiter, king of the gods, sits at center, his eagle holding a thunderbolt overhead. His daughter, Venus, is at right. Mercury, messenger of the gods, is at left wearing his winged helmet and sandals and holding the caduceus (a staff entwined with two snakes).
Content: Jupiter, moved by the pleadings of his daughter Venus on behalf of the wandering Aeneas and his Trojans, will send Mercury to the city of Carthage (shown below with its walls, harbor and ships) to ensure that Aeneas is welcomed by queen Dido.
Content: Plate from an unidentified edition of Dryden's translation of the Aeneid.
Physical Description
Copper engravings
Etching and engraving.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f10173d0-c5bd-012f-26d4-58d385a7bc34
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

  • : Created
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Gods in council" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-2ffb-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. "Gods in council" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 9, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-2ffb-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. Gods in council Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-2ffb-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Gods in council