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Antique print from Les Temple Des Muses:Ixion’s Wheel
Antique print from Les Temple Des Muses:Ixion’s Wheel
Antique print from Les Temple Des Muses:Ixion’s Wheel
Antique print from Les Temple Des Muses:Ixion’s Wheel
Ixion’s Wheel
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  • Artist / Collection: Bernard Picart
  • Product Code: FRP33908
US$195.00

Ixion’s Wheel

48.5 x 32 cm (19.1 x 12.6 inches).
Ixion’s Wheel
This spectacular baroque engraving is from Bernard Picart's Le Temple Des Muses.
The engraving was made in 1733, is from the first edition and is an original antique. It has captions in French, English, German, and Dutch.
It is in very good condition for its age.
In Greek mythology, Ixion was punished for murder and lusting after Zeus's wife Hera. Zeus ordered Hermes to bind Ixion to a fiery wheel that was always spinning. Ixion, went spinning across the heavens before arriving in The Underworld, Tartarus.Bernard Picart's engraving shows Ixion on the wheel. The ornate border includes Zeus and a magnificent dragon.

Style
Date Made1700s
Paper Size~19.1 x 12.6 inches (48.5 x 32 cm)
ShapePortrait
Main ColorBlack/White
Size Category41 to 50 cm [16 to 20 inches]