The New York Public Library is now offering grab-and-go service at 50 locations as part of our gradual reopening. Find a location near you, and learn about our remote resources.

+ o - ^
previous next

View this item elsewhere:

Title
Dionysus brings Hephaestus, god of fire....
Names
Genick, A. (Artist)
Hein & Mosler (Lithographer)
Ernst Wasmuth (Firm) (Publisher)
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Mythology (General)

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1883
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC-WON MYT
Topics
Mules
Lyres
Tongs
Satyrs (Greek mythology)
Dionysus (Greek deity)
Greeks -- Clothing & dress -- To 499
Hephaestus (Greek deity)
Genres
Prints
Notes
Content: Dionysus was the Greek god of wine, while Hephaestus was the god of fire and the divine smith and metalworker. A satyr with goat horns and tail walks ahead of the group playing a lyre.
Content: Dionysus, holding a staff and carrying a wine cup, leads drunken Hephaestus (holding his symbolic blacksmith's tongs) to Mount Olympus on the back of a mule. Hera, queen of the gods, had refused Hephaestus' advances, so he fashioned a throne for her that held her captive when she sat in it. Dionysus got Hephaestus drunk and brought him to Olympus so he could undo the bindings on his chair and free Hera. Hephaestus later took Aphrodite as his wife.
Source note: From
Content: A detailed view of the vessel's handle is at left of the main illustration. Written below image: "Attic crater. Dionysus brings Hephaestus, god of fire, whom he has made drunk in Olympia where he is to free Hera from her throne."
Physical Description
Lithographs
Extent: 1 print : col. ; 43 x 39.5 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 9005bed0-c5be-012f-fef7-58d385a7bc34
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

  • 1883: 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. "Dionysus brings Hephaestus, god of fire...." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1883. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-5fe9-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. "Dionysus brings Hephaestus, god of fire...." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 28, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-5fe9-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1883). Dionysus brings Hephaestus, god of fire.... Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-5fe9-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

<ref name=NYPL>{{cite web | url=http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-5fe9-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99 | title= (still image) Dionysus brings Hephaestus, god of fire...., (1883) |author=Digital Collections, The New York Public Library |accessdate=October 28, 2020 |publisher=The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox, and Tilden Foundations}}</ref>

Dionysus brings Hephaestus, god of fire....