Cadmus Asks the Oracle at Delphi Where He Can Find His Sister, Europa
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Cadmus Asks the Oracle at Delphi Where He Can Find His Sister, Europa1615
174 x 252 mm (6.9 x 9.9 in.)
After Hendrick Goltzius, Dutch, (1558–1617)
- divination - Art or practice of foreseeing future events or obtaining secret knowledge through divine sources, omens, or oracles; it is based on the belief that revelations are offered to humans in extrarational forms of knowledge. CCE [November 1994 alternate term added. January 1992 descriptor added.]
- illustration - The art or process of providing illustrations. [March 1993 lead-in term added. May 1991 scope note added.]
- illustrations - Representations or diagrams that clarify, usually accompanying a text, sometimes part of an advertisement. For works that explore a subject or are preliminary to a separate, more finalized work, use "studies (visual works)." [August 1995 alternate term changed, was 'illustration'. March 1993 descriptor moved. June 1992 scope note changed; lead-in term added.]
- literature (writings)
- nudes - Representations of unclothed human figures. [February 1998 related term added, "nudity"; alternate descriptor changed, was "nude". September 1990 descriptor added.]
- prophets - Those who foretell future events, especially divinely inspired revelations. WCOL9 [December 1992 alternate term added. December 1990 descriptor added.]
- plate Dimensions: 174 x 252 mm (6.9 x 9.9 in.)
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Anonymous, Hendrick Goltzius, Dutch, (1558–1617) . Cadmus Asks the Oracle at Delphi Where He Can Find His Sister, Europa, 1615. From Metamorphoses (illustrations for the work by Ovid). Engraving on laid paper. plate : 174 x 252 mm (6.9 x 9.9 in.). DAC accession number 19184.108.40.206. Purchase funds, 1968. Open Access Image from the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University (photo: M. Johnston) .
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