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The Child Jupiter is fed by the Goat Amalthea, ca. 1652

  • etching, engravings, paper
  • 217 x 298 mm
  • Inv. 2015-EZ

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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
engravers (printmakers)AAT

Jacob Jordaens RKD VIAF Wikidata
Antwerp 1593 - Antwerp 1678

Title The Child Jupiter is fed by the Goat Amalthea
Date ca. 1652
Period 17th century
18th century
Medium and support etching AAT
engravings AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings inscription outside the depiction, bottom left: Jac. Jordaens inventor. 1652.
Collection print room
Object type etching AAT
engravings AAT
Inventory number 2015-EZ
Acquisition credit gift
Gillis, Piet
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300417629 mythologies (religious concept) AAT
25H landscapes Iconclass
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
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
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
School / Style Baroque AAT
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