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Title
Theseus subdues the bull of Marathon.
Additional title: Grande amphore de Vulci.
Names
Imprimerie Lemercier et cie (Printer)
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Mythology -- Theseus

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1862 - 1864
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC-WON MYT-The
Topics
Bulls
Heroes
Animal fighting
Helmets -- To 499
Scepters -- To 499
Notes
Source identifier: 11461 (Hades Legacy Identifier / Struc ID)
Content: Aegeus, king of Athens (probably the figure at left) sent the hero Theseus to kill a wild bull living in the region of Marathon. The bull had been brought from Crete by Herakles and, over time, had become a terror to the lands where it rampaged. Aegeus thought that the bull would kill Theseus, and he was amazed when the hero not only subdued the beast, but brought it back alive to Athens for the king to sacrifice to the gods. The hero's triumphant return with the bull is depicted here. Aegeus later proved to be Theseus' father.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 print : col. ; 27 x 44.5 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 304081d0-c5bf-012f-f009-58d385a7bc34
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

  • 1862: 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. "Theseus subdues the bull of Marathon." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1862 - 1864. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-6441-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. "Theseus subdues the bull of Marathon." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 12, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-6441-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1862 - 1864). Theseus subdues the bull of Marathon. Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-6441-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Theseus subdues the bull of Marathon.