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The Child Jupiter is Fed by the Goat Amalthea, ca. 1652 - 1690

  • etching, paper
  • 214 x 296 mm
  • Inv. 2014-CK

Public Domain

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A satyr and a half-naked nymph hold the goat Amalthea. The child Jupiter drinks milk from one of the goat's udders. A second satyr plays a flute.


Anonymous Master

Jacob Jordaens RKD VIAF Wikidata
Antwerp 1593 - Antwerp 1678

Abraham Bloteling RKD
Amsterdam 1640 - Amsterdam 1690

Title The Child Jupiter is Fed by the Goat Amalthea
Date ca. 1652 - 1690
Period 17th century
Medium and support etching AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings printed inscription outside the depiction, bottom left: Iac. Iordaens inuentor. 1652.
printed inscription bottom right, outside the depiction: double
printed inscription bottom right, outside the depiction: A. Bloteling Excudit Cum Priuilegio.
stamps (tools) on the back, bottom right: Stad Gent / Museum voor Schone Kunsten
inscription on the back, bottom right: 5II
Collection print room
Object type etching AAT
Inventory number 2014-CK
Acquisition credit unknown
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300417629 mythologies (religious concept) AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
25H landscapes Iconclass
Keywords Iconclass 25G3 trees Iconclass
25G31 shrubs Iconclass
31A the (nude) human figure; 'Corpo humano' (Ripa) Iconclass
31AA the (nude) human figure; 'Corpo humano' (Ripa) - AA - female human figure Iconclass
41C nutrition, nourishment Iconclass
41C6413 milk Iconclass
42A32 feeding a baby Iconclass
47I214 goat Iconclass
48(+431) art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
92 gods ~ classical mythology Iconclass
92B1 (story of) Jupiter (Zeus) Iconclass
92B1121 Amalthea, the nymph, usually in the shape of a goat, suckles the new-born Jupiter Iconclass
92L3 nymphs (in general); 'Ninfe in commune' (Ripa) Iconclass
92L32(AMALTHEA) single named nymphs: Amalthea Iconclass
92L4 satyrs, fauns, Sileni Iconclass
92L41 satyr(s) (in general) Iconclass
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