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The origin of the fig: Ceres gives the first fig to Phytalus in thanks for his hospitality. Etching by S. Rosa.

Rosa, Salvatore, 1615-1673.
Date
1600-1699
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Publication/Creation

1600-1699

Physical description

1 print : etching ; platemark 35 x 23.5 cm

Lettering

Hic Cererem tectis Phytalus susceperat heros, Cui primum sacri largita est semina pomi, Quod mortale genus ficum vocat. ; Salvator Rosa inv. scul.

Publications note

Adam Bartsch, Le peintre graveur, Würzburg, 1920-1922, vol. 20, no. 19, p. 166

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 38752i

Lettering note

The lettering is a Latin translation of part of the epitaph of Phytalus quoted by Pausanias in his description of Greece, book 1, chapter XXXVII

Type/Technique

Languages

  • Latin


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