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Title
Triptolemus seated in his winged chariot drawn by two dragons....
Names
Housselin, Alexis Louis Pierre (Engraver)
Fourquemin (fl. 1835-1853) (Lithographer)
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Mythology -- Triptolemus

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 MYT-Tri
Topics
Serpents -- Mythology
Wheat
Ceres (Roman deity)
Wreaths
Wings (Anatomy)
Persephone (Greek deity)
Dragons -- To 499
Demeter (Greek deity)
Triptolemus (Greek mythology)
Scepters -- To 499
Proserpina (Roman deity)
Chariots -- Greece
Greeks -- Clothing & dress -- To 499
Genres
Prints
Notes
Content: Light foxing around edges and along center fold. Written under image: "Triptolemus seated in his winged chariot drawn by two dragons is crowned with myrtle or laurel. He holds a sceptre and a phial into which Ceres pours the cyceon from an oenochoe. Ceres wears a cecryphale over her hair and holds blades of wheat with root on them. Proserpine holds a wreath which she is about to place on a fluted stele as an offering to Triptolemus. A palm tree is at either end. Louvre."
Content: Triptolemus was a person, favored by the gods, who taught the arts of agriculture to humankind. The "dragons" which pulled his chariot are pictured here as snakes curved between the wheels and body of the car. A "phial" was a flat, saucer-like drinking cup. "Cyceon" was a festive or sacrificial drink mixed from such ingredients as wine, honey, flowered water and cheese. An "oenochoe" was a pitcher used to transfer wine from a large bowl into drinking cups. A "cecryphale" was a head-wrap worn by ancient Greek women. A "stele" was a small monument, usually shaped like a pillar or a stone slab.
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 ; 33 x 51.5 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 32538e60-c5bf-012f-ce34-58d385a7bc34
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

  • 1844: Issued (Approximate)
  • 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. "Triptolemus seated in his winged chariot drawn by two dragons...." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1844 - 1861. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-6443-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. "Triptolemus seated in his winged chariot drawn by two dragons...." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 25, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-6443-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. (1844 - 1861). Triptolemus seated in his winged chariot drawn by two dragons.... Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-6443-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Triptolemus seated in his winged chariot drawn by two dragons....