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Triptolemus, 1565

  • burin engraving, paper
  • 288 x 221 mm
  • Inv. 2014-MU-3

Public Domain

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Triptolemus, the servant of the goddess of agriculture Ceres, walks to a barn with a sieve and a threshing flail. A dragon stands beside him.


Cornelis Cort RKD
Hoorn / Edam ? - Rome
engravers (printmakers)AAT

Frans I Floris RKD
Antwerp - Antwerp

Hendrick Goltzius RKD
Brüggen 1558 - Haarlem 1617

Title Triptolemus
Date 1565
Period 16th century
Location Antwerp TGN
Haarlem TGN
Medium and support burin engraving AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings printed inscription in the dipiction, at the top: Triptolemus / Dispensator frugum
printed inscription in the depiction, bottom centre: FFloris inve.
printed inscription in the depiction, bottom centre: Goltzius exudebat
printed inscription in the depiction, bottom centre: Cor. Cort, fec.
inscription reverse, centre below: DR
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
Inventory number 2014-MU-3
Acquisition credit unknown
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300417629 mythologies (religious concept) AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
300263554 animal paintings AAT
Keywords Iconclass 25FF41 fabulous animals ~ lizards Iconclass
25FF411 dragon Iconclass
25H18 cultivated land Iconclass
31A the (nude) human figure; 'Corpo humano' (Ripa) Iconclass
31A231 standing figure Iconclass
31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
41A18 hut, cabin, lodge Iconclass
47I1 agriculture Iconclass
47I13 cultivation ~ agriculture Iconclass
47I15 agricultural implements Iconclass
47I2271 stall, stable Iconclass
48(+431) art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
9 Classical Mythology and Ancient History Iconclass
92 gods ~ classical mythology Iconclass
92M1 (story of) Ceres (Demeter) Iconclass
92M192 (story of) Triptolemus Iconclass
92M1921 Ceres instructs Triptolemus and sends him about the world in her dragon-drawn chariot Iconclass
92M19211 the mission of Triptolemus: he teaches agriculture to mankind Iconclass
School / Style Renaissance AAT
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