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Title
Celeus, assisted by his two daughters, making a libation.
Names
Fourquemin (fl. 1835-1853) (Lithographer)
Housselin, Alexis Louis Pierre (Engraver)
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Sacrifice

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 SAC
Topics
Libations
Sacrifices
Trees
Altars
Torches -- To 499
Triptolemus (Greek mythology)
Greeks -- Clothing & dress -- To 499
Greece -- Religion
Genres
Prints
Notes
Content: Eleusis is a small town near Athens. Triptolemus was a mythical "culture hero" who taught mankind the arts of agriculture. A libation is a sacrifice made by pouring liquid, usually wine, onto an altar or the ground. "Talaric" means "reaching to the ankles", while a "cecryphale" was a sort of combination bonnet and kerchief worn by ancient Greek women.
Content: Written below image: "Celeus, king of Eleusis, father of Triptolemus, stands between two altars and makes a libation. He holds a sceptre, [and is] assisted by his two daughters. They wear talaric tunics and cecryphales cover their hair. A palm tree is at right. Louvre."
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 ; 34.5 x 51.5 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): addd4cb0-c5bf-012f-e83e-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

  • 1835: Creator Born
  • 1844: Issued (Approximate)
  • 1853: 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. "Celeus, assisted by his two daughters, making a libation." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1844 - 1861. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-54fc-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. "Celeus, assisted by his two daughters, making a libation." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 5, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-54fc-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). Celeus, assisted by his two daughters, making a libation. Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-54fc-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Celeus, assisted by his two daughters, making a libation.