Olympians

Associate publisher Gwen Roginsky and her teenage daughter Ana Sofia Meneses relish the drama of the dysfunctional family that is the Olympians.

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  • Gwen Roginsky and Ana Sofia Meneses
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  • Sarcophagus with the contest between the Muses and the Sirens  |  third quarter of 3rd century a.d.; Late Imperial, Gallienic  |  Roman; in the Villa Nero, Rome, about 1640; later, in the Giardino Torrigiani, Florence  |  Pentelic marble  |  Rogers Fund, 1910 (10.104)
    1280493
  • The Return of Neptune  |  ca. 1754  |  John Singleton Copley (American)  |  Oil on canvas  |  Gift of Mrs. Orme Wilson, in memory of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Nelson Borland, 1959 (59.198)
    1280772
  • Bell-krater (bowl for mixing wine and water)  |  ca. 440 b.c.; Red-figure  |  Attributed to the Persephone Painter  |  Greek, Attic  |  Terracotta  |  Fletcher Fund, 1928 (28.57.23)
    11331024
  • The Marriage of Cupid and Psyche  |  ca. 1550  |  Andrea Schiavone (Andrea Medulich or Meldolla) (Italian)  |  Oil on wood  |  Purchase, Gift of Mary V. T. Eberstadt, by exchange, 1972 (1973.116)
    12381024
  • Lekythos (oil flask) depicting Poseidon pursuing Amymone  |  ca. 440 b.c.; Red-figure  |  Attributed to the Phiale Painter  |  Greek, Attic  |  Terracotta  |  Rogers Fund, 1917 (17.230.35)
    6491024
  • Diana the Huntress  |  after 1526  |  Giampietrino (Giovanni Pietro Rizzoli) (Italian, Milanese)  |  Oil on wood  |  Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Richardson Gift, 1989 (1989.21)
    5231024
  • Head of Athena  |  late 3rd–early 2nd century b.c.; Hellenistic  |  Greek  |  Marble  |  Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 1996 (1996.178)
    8131024
  • Minerva  |  18th century (1766)  |  Clodion (Claude Michel) (French)  |  Rome, Italy  |  Terracotta  |  Purchase, Charles Ulrick and Josephine Bay Foundation Inc. Gift, 1975 (1975.312.6)
    6541024
  • Minerva and the Muses  |  1515  |  Andrea Schiavone (Andrea Medulic or Meldolla) (Italian)  |  Etching and drypoint  |  Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1927 (27.78.2[99])
    7701024
  • Marble relief fragment with the head of Mars  |  early 3rd century a.d.; Mid-Imperial  |  Roman  |  Marble  |  Rogers Fund, 1918 (18.145.49)
    6751024
  • Mars and Venus United by Love  |  1570s  |  Paolo Veronese (Paolo Caliari) (Italian, Venetian)  |  Oil on canvas  |  John Stewart Kennedy Fund, 1910 (10.189)
    8061024
  • Vulcan at His Forge with Mars and Venus  |  1543  |  Enea Vico (Italian), after Parmigianino (Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola) (Italian, Parma)  |  Engraving; first state, partially trimmed on sides  |  The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1949 (49.97.351)
    1280917
  • Venus and the Lute Player  |  ca. 1565–70  |  Titian and Workshop (Italian, Venetian)  |  Oil on canvas  |  Munsey Fund, 1936 (36.29)
    1211955
  • Triumph of Dionysos and the Seasons Sarcophagus  |  ca. 260–270  |  Roman  |  Marble  |  Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1955 (55.11.5)
    1280591
  • Bacchanal with a Wine Vat  |  1470s  |  Andrea Mantegna (Italian)  |  Engraving and drypoint  |  Purchase, Rogers Fund, The Charles Engelhard Foundation Gift, and The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1986 (1986.1159)
    1280894
  • Juno  |  18th century  |  Anonymous (Italian)  |  Pen and gray ink, brush and brown wash, over traces of black chalk on cream laid paper; framing outline in pen and brown ink  |  Gift of Cephas G. Thompson, 1887 (87.12.109)
    8151024
  • Cameo fragment with Jupiter astride an eagle  |  1st century b.c.–1st century a.d.  |  Roman (or possibly Late Hellenistic)  |  Sardonyx  |  Gift of Milton Weil, 1932 (32.142.2)
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  • Marble head of a deity  |  1st half of 2nd century a.d.; Imperial  |  Roman  |  Marble  |  Fletcher Fund, 1927 (27.122.1)
    9491024
  • The Rape of Proserpina  |  ca. 1750  |  Italian; Doccia  |  Hard-paste porcelain  |  Purchase, Gift of Irwin Untermyer, by exchange, 1997 (1997.377)
    7671024
  • Venus and Cupid  |  late 1520s  |  Lorenzo Lotto (Italian, Venetian)  |  Oil on canvas  |  Purchase, Mrs. Charles Wrightsman Gift, in honor of Marietta Tree, 1986 (1986.138)
    12371024
  • The Birth of Venus  |  1875  |  Alexandre Cabanel (French)  |  Oil on canvas  |  Gift of John Wolfe, 1893 (94.24.1)
    1280765
  • Nymphs and Satyrs in a Landscape  |  1599 or before  |  Joseph Heintz the Elder (Swiss)  |  Pen and brown ink, brown wash, red chalk, heightened with white body color, on yellow tinted paper  |  Purchase, 2006 Benefit Fund, 2007 (2007.174)
    1280946
  • Education of the Infant Bacchus  |  first half of 19th century  |  Niccolò Amastini (Italian)  |  Rome  |  Onyx; framed in gold with four perforations for attachment  |  The Milton Weil Collection, 1940 (40.20.30)
    8021024
  • Education of the Infant Bacchus  |  First half of 19th century  |  Niccolò Amastini (Italian)  |  Rome  |  Onyx; framed in gold with four perforations for attachment  |  The Milton Weil Collection, 1940 (40.20.30)
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  • Marble votive relief fragment of goddesses, mother, nurse, and infant  |  late 5th century b.c.; Classical  |  Greek  |  Marble, Island  |  Fletcher Fund, 1924 (24.97.92)
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  • Gwen Roginsky and Ana Sofia Meneses
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  • Gwen: My name is Gwen Roginsky and I work in the editorial department here at the Metropolitan Museum, and I'm with my daughter to talk about the Greek gods and goddesses, specifically first and second generation of the twelve Olympians. Ana Sofia: I am Ana Sofia Meneses, I'm the daughter. I'm generally the one that has the information and mom asks questions.

  • Gwen: When we're talking about gods and goddesses, not about everything else. As I've walked through the museum every day for many, many years, since way before she was born, I look at the works and I see certain things that I know from art history

  • from knowing the museum, from knowing the works. And now that Ana Sofia sometimes walks through the museum with me, she sees them in a completely different way. She's into the mythology, into the gods and goddesses.

  • She looks at them and she sees the story. Ana Sofia: They're creative, different from a lot of children's stories you hear today.

  • It's a family, a very dysfunctional family. They're so powerful, and yet, they have human characteristics: they get jealous, they get angry

  • they're happy, sometimes they make mistakes. They have their own histories, and they have personalities.

  • It's kind of refreshing to know that, well, if you believe in that, that the people who are above you are really a lot like you.

  • Gwen: I always think of Ana Sofia with Athena, 'cause I know Athena's her favorite goddess, and I think she's wise about all of this and she's always made very good decisions.

  • Ana Sofia: I think what I love about her so much is that she does so many things, from war to crafts.

  • She would help her father. She always had a strategy, that's kind of her thing. And... Gwen: Like you do. Ana Sofia: Yeah.

  • Gwen: Mars wears the helmet too. Ana Sofia: Well, to use their Greek names, Ares is the god of bloody war and violence. Not a lot of artists have depicted Ares. You can't really make him beautiful. He just has a lot of anger. Like high school students today have a lot of anger. But

  • Aphrodite liked him. She cheated on Hephaistos with him and they had Eros, who most people know as Cupid. Gwen: But, she looks great there. She'd be my favorite, look at her. So how did she get away with all of these

  • love affairs she had? Ana Sofia: She's the goddess of love, beauty, and pleasure. People...people love her. Kind of sad, to think about it.

  • In this painting, she probably just said, "Play me the lute," and he's like "Okay, okay, I get to play this beautiful goddess the lute." Gwen: "And look at her while I'm doing it." Ana Sofia: Yeah, so, a lot of times she gets things handed to her.

  • Ana Sofia: Dionysos is the party animal. He has his party crew, they just kind of follow him and drink wine. Gwen: So who wouldn't like him? He sounds popular.

  • Ana Sofia: I don't suggest doing everything that he's done, but, yeah, he definitely is a social butterfly.

  • Of course the parents. I know people who are jealous, like Hera. Gwen: The rotten parents.

  • Ana Sofia: People who love attention and power, like Zeus. And motherly people like

  • Demeter. Mom loves Demeter. I don't really know why, would you like to explain that? Gwen: Hades came and took away her daughter. Ana Sofia: Persephone. Gwen: Persephone, and

  • brought her down to the underworld and Demeter, you know, was very unhappy and would wait for her to come back months and months and months. If you were to be taken away somewhere, I would be very upset and waiting for you to come back.

  • The parenting skills of the gods sound to me like they were pretty nonexistent. Ana Sofia: You want to compare it with your own parenting skills? Gwen: I don't have too many parenting skills either, though, so, maybe they bicker with each other the same way we bicker with each other.

  • Ana Sofia: Well, actually, most of the second generation Olympians, weren't raised by their parents. Most of them were

  • just stuck with nymphs somewhere, usually on a mountain or in a cave or something. Gwen: So it was kind of like abandoned parenting. But that's not very good parenting.

  • Ana Sofia: I always am happy that you're not Hera because today I was having a bad hair day and mom understood.

  • And she didn't say, "Oh, I can't...I can't be seen with you. You're having a bad hair day." She's not judgmental like that.

  • I don't think she'll ever throw me off a mountain. At least I hope not. Gwen: And I don't think you have too many rules. Ana Sofia: Well, you're just always there for me, which is more than

  • I can say about most of the Olympian parents.

  • 10.104
    Sarcophagus with the contest between the Muses and the Sirens, third quarter of 3rd century a.d.; Late Imperial, Gallienic, Roman; in the Villa Nero, Rome, about 1640; later, in the Giardino Torrigiani, Florence, Pentelic marble Rogers Fund, 1910 (10.104)
  • 59.198
    The Return of Neptune, ca. 1754, John Singleton Copley (American), Oil on canvas Gift of Mrs. Orme Wilson, in memory of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Nelson Borland, 1959 (59.198)
  • 28.57.23
    Bell-krater (bowl for mixing wine and water), ca. 440 b.c.; Red-figure, Attributed to the Persephone Painter, Greek, Attic, Terracotta Fletcher Fund, 1928 (28.57.23)
  • 1973.116
    The Marriage of Cupid and Psyche, ca. 1550, Andrea Schiavone (Andrea Medulich or Meldolla) (Italian), Oil on wood Purchase, Gift of Mary V. T. Eberstadt, by exchange, 1972 (1973.116)
  • 17.230.35
    Lekythos (oil flask) depicting Poseidon pursuing Amymone, ca. 440 b.c.; Red-figure, Attributed to the Phiale Painter, Greek, Attic, Terracotta Rogers Fund, 1917 (17.230.35)
  • 1989.21
    Diana the Huntress, after 1526, Giampietrino (Giovanni Pietro Rizzoli) (Italian, Milanese), Oil on wood Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Richardson Gift, 1989 (1989.21)
  • 1996.178
    Head of Athena, late 3rd–early 2nd century b.c.; Hellenistic, Greek, Marble Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 1996 (1996.178)
  • 1975.312.6
    Minerva, 18th century (1766), Clodion (Claude Michel) (French), Rome, Italy, Terracotta Purchase, Charles Ulrick and Josephine Bay Foundation Inc. Gift, 1975 (1975.312.6)
  • 27.78.2[99]
    Minerva and the Muses, 1515, Andrea Schiavone (Andrea Medulic or Meldolla) (Italian), Etching and drypoint Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1927 (27.78.2[99])
  • 18.145.49
    Marble relief fragment with the head of Mars, early 3rd century a.d.; Mid-Imperial, Roman, Marble Rogers Fund, 1918 (18.145.49)
  • 10.189
    Mars and Venus United by Love, 1570s, Paolo Veronese (Paolo Caliari) (Italian, Venetian), Oil on canvas John Stewart Kennedy Fund, 1910 (10.189)
  • 49.97.351
    Vulcan at His Forge with Mars and Venus, 1543, Enea Vico (Italian), after Parmigianino (Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola) (Italian, Parma), Engraving; first state, partially trimmed on sides The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1949 (49.97.351)
  • 36.29
    Venus and the Lute Player, ca. 1565–70, Titian and Workshop (Italian, Venetian), Oil on canvas Munsey Fund, 1936 (36.29)
  • 55.11.5
    Triumph of Dionysos and the Seasons Sarcophagus, ca. 260–270, Roman, Marble Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1955 (55.11.5)
  • 1986.1159
    Bacchanal with a Wine Vat, 1470s, Andrea Mantegna (Italian), Engraving and drypoint Purchase, Rogers Fund, The Charles Engelhard Foundation Gift, and The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1986 (1986.1159)
  • 87.12.109
    Juno, 18th century, Anonymous (Italian), Pen and gray ink, brush and brown wash, over traces of black chalk on cream laid paper; framing outline in pen and brown ink Gift of Cephas G. Thompson, 1887 (87.12.109)
  • 32.142.2
    Cameo fragment with Jupiter astride an eagle, 1st century b.c.–1st century a.d., Roman (or possibly Late Hellenistic), Sardonyx Gift of Milton Weil, 1932 (32.142.2)
  • 27.122.1
    Marble head of a deity, 1st half of 2nd century a.d.; Imperial, Roman, Marble Fletcher Fund, 1927 (27.122.1)
  • 1997.377
    The Rape of Proserpina, ca. 1750, Italian; Doccia, Hard-paste porcelain Purchase, Gift of Irwin Untermyer, by exchange, 1997 (1997.377)
  • 1986.138
    Venus and Cupid, late 1520s, Lorenzo Lotto (Italian, Venetian), Oil on canvas Purchase, Mrs. Charles Wrightsman Gift, in honor of Marietta Tree, 1986 (1986.138)
  • 94.24.1
    The Birth of Venus, 1875, Alexandre Cabanel (French), Oil on canvas Gift of John Wolfe, 1893 (94.24.1)
  • 2007.174
    Nymphs and Satyrs in a Landscape, 1599 or before, Joseph Heintz the Elder (Swiss), Pen and brown ink, brown wash, red chalk, heightened with white body color, on yellow tinted paper Purchase, 2006 Benefit Fund, 2007 (2007.174)
  • 40.20.30
    Education of the Infant Bacchus, first half of 19th century, Niccolò Amastini (Italian), Rome, Onyx; framed in gold with four perforations for attachment The Milton Weil Collection, 1940 (40.20.30)
  • 24.97.92
    Marble votive relief fragment of goddesses, mother, nurse, and infant, late 5th century b.c.; Classical, Greek, Marble, Island Fletcher Fund, 1924 (24.97.92)
  • Sarcophagus with the contest between the Muses and the Sirens, third quarter of 3rd century a.d.; Late Imperial, Gallienic, Roman; in the Villa Nero, Rome, about 1640; later, in the Giardino Torrigiani, Florence, Pentelic marble Rogers Fund, 1910 (10.104)
    The Return of Neptune, ca. 1754, John Singleton Copley (American), Oil on canvas Gift of Mrs. Orme Wilson, in memory of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Nelson Borland, 1959 (59.198)
    Bell-krater (bowl for mixing wine and water), ca. 440 b.c.; Red-figure, Attributed to the Persephone Painter, Greek, Attic, Terracotta Fletcher Fund, 1928 (28.57.23)
    The Marriage of Cupid and Psyche, ca. 1550, Andrea Schiavone (Andrea Medulich or Meldolla) (Italian), Oil on wood Purchase, Gift of Mary V. T. Eberstadt, by exchange, 1972 (1973.116)
    Lekythos (oil flask) depicting Poseidon pursuing Amymone, ca. 440 b.c.; Red-figure, Attributed to the Phiale Painter, Greek, Attic, Terracotta Rogers Fund, 1917 (17.230.35)
    Diana the Huntress, after 1526, Giampietrino (Giovanni Pietro Rizzoli) (Italian, Milanese), Oil on wood Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Richardson Gift, 1989 (1989.21)
    Head of Athena, late 3rd–early 2nd century b.c.; Hellenistic, Greek, Marble Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 1996 (1996.178)
    Minerva, 18th century (1766), Clodion (Claude Michel) (French), Rome, Italy, Terracotta Purchase, Charles Ulrick and Josephine Bay Foundation Inc. Gift, 1975 (1975.312.6)
    Minerva and the Muses, 1515, Andrea Schiavone (Andrea Medulic or Meldolla) (Italian), Etching and drypoint Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1927 (27.78.2[99])
    Marble relief fragment with the head of Mars, early 3rd century a.d.; Mid-Imperial, Roman, Marble Rogers Fund, 1918 (18.145.49)
    Mars and Venus United by Love, 1570s, Paolo Veronese (Paolo Caliari) (Italian, Venetian), Oil on canvas John Stewart Kennedy Fund, 1910 (10.189)
    Vulcan at His Forge with Mars and Venus, 1543, Enea Vico (Italian), after Parmigianino (Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola) (Italian, Parma), Engraving; first state, partially trimmed on sides The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1949 (49.97.351)
    Venus and the Lute Player, ca. 1565–70, Titian and Workshop (Italian, Venetian), Oil on canvas Munsey Fund, 1936 (36.29)
    Triumph of Dionysos and the Seasons Sarcophagus, ca. 260–270, Roman, Marble Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1955 (55.11.5)
    Bacchanal with a Wine Vat, 1470s, Andrea Mantegna (Italian), Engraving and drypoint Purchase, Rogers Fund, The Charles Engelhard Foundation Gift, and The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1986 (1986.1159)
    Juno, 18th century, Anonymous (Italian), Pen and gray ink, brush and brown wash, over traces of black chalk on cream laid paper; framing outline in pen and brown ink Gift of Cephas G. Thompson, 1887 (87.12.109)
    Cameo fragment with Jupiter astride an eagle, 1st century b.c.–1st century a.d., Roman (or possibly Late Hellenistic), Sardonyx Gift of Milton Weil, 1932 (32.142.2)
    Marble head of a deity, 1st half of 2nd century a.d.; Imperial, Roman, Marble Fletcher Fund, 1927 (27.122.1)
    The Rape of Proserpina, ca. 1750, Italian; Doccia, Hard-paste porcelain Purchase, Gift of Irwin Untermyer, by exchange, 1997 (1997.377)
    Venus and Cupid, late 1520s, Lorenzo Lotto (Italian, Venetian), Oil on canvas Purchase, Mrs. Charles Wrightsman Gift, in honor of Marietta Tree, 1986 (1986.138)
    The Birth of Venus, 1875, Alexandre Cabanel (French), Oil on canvas Gift of John Wolfe, 1893 (94.24.1)
    Nymphs and Satyrs in a Landscape, 1599 or before, Joseph Heintz the Elder (Swiss), Pen and brown ink, brown wash, red chalk, heightened with white body color, on yellow tinted paper Purchase, 2006 Benefit Fund, 2007 (2007.174)
    Education of the Infant Bacchus, first half of 19th century, Niccolò Amastini (Italian), Rome, Onyx; framed in gold with four perforations for attachment The Milton Weil Collection, 1940 (40.20.30)
    Marble votive relief fragment of goddesses, mother, nurse, and infant, late 5th century b.c.; Classical, Greek, Marble, Island Fletcher Fund, 1924 (24.97.92)
    8000–2000 B.C.
    2000–1000 B.C.
    1000 B.C.–1 A.D.
    1–500 A.D.
    500–1000 A.D.
    1000–1400 A.D.
    1400–1600 A.D.
    1600–1800 A.D.
    1800–1900 A.D.
    1900–Present

    Works of art in order of appearance

    Last Updated: August 19, 2013. Not all works of art in the Museum's collection may be on view on a particular day. For the most accurate location information, please check this page on the day of your visit.

    Sarcophagus with the contest between the Muses and the Sirens
    third quarter of 3rd century a.d.; Late Imperial, Gallienic
    Roman; in the Villa Nero, Rome, about 1640; later, in the Giardino Torrigiani, Florence
    Pentelic marble
    Rogers Fund, 1910 (10.104)
    On view: Gallery 169
    Greek and Roman ArtFirst Floor and Mezzanine
    The Return of Neptune
    ca. 1754
    John Singleton Copley (American)
    Oil on canvas
    Gift of Mrs. Orme Wilson, in memory of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Nelson Borland, 1959 (59.198)
    On view: Gallery 774
    American Paintings and SculptureFirst and Second Floors
    Bell-krater (bowl for mixing wine and water)
    ca. 440 b.c.; Red-figure
    Attributed to the Persephone Painter
    Greek, Attic
    Terracotta
    Fletcher Fund, 1928 (28.57.23)
    On view: Gallery 153
    Greek and Roman ArtFirst Floor and Mezzanine
    The Marriage of Cupid and Psyche
    ca. 1550
    Andrea Schiavone (Andrea Medulich or Meldolla) (Italian)
    Oil on wood
    Purchase, Gift of Mary V. T. Eberstadt, by exchange, 1972 (1973.116)
    On view: Gallery 607
    European PaintingsSecond Floor
    Lekythos (oil flask) depicting Poseidon pursuing Amymone
    ca. 440 b.c.; Red-figure
    Attributed to the Phiale Painter
    Greek, Attic
    Terracotta
    Rogers Fund, 1917 (17.230.35)
    On view: Gallery 156
    Greek and Roman ArtFirst Floor and Mezzanine
    Diana the Huntress
    after 1526
    Giampietrino (Giovanni Pietro Rizzoli) (Italian, Milanese)
    Oil on wood
    Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Richardson Gift, 1989 (1989.21)
    On view: Gallery 608
    European PaintingsSecond Floor
    Head of Athena
    late 3rd–early 2nd century b.c.; Hellenistic
    Greek
    Marble
    Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 1996 (1996.178)
    On view: Gallery 162
    Greek and Roman ArtFirst Floor and Mezzanine
    Minerva
    18th century (1766)
    Clodion (Claude Michel) (French)
    Rome, Italy
    Terracotta
    Purchase, Charles Ulrick and Josephine Bay Foundation Inc. Gift, 1975 (1975.312.6)
    On view: Gallery 552
    European Sculpture and Decorative ArtsFirst Floor
    Minerva and the Muses
    1515
    Andrea Schiavone (Andrea Medulic or Meldolla) (Italian)
    Etching and drypoint
    Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1927 (27.78.2[99])
    Not on view
    Drawings and PrintsSecond Floor
    Marble relief fragment with the head of Mars
    early 3rd century a.d.; Mid-Imperial
    Roman
    Marble
    Rogers Fund, 1918 (18.145.49)
    On view: Gallery 168
    Greek and Roman ArtFirst Floor and Mezzanine
    Mars and Venus United by Love
    1570s
    Paolo Veronese (Paolo Caliari) (Italian, Venetian)
    Oil on canvas
    John Stewart Kennedy Fund, 1910 (10.189)
    On view: Gallery 607
    European PaintingsSecond Floor
    Vulcan at His Forge with Mars and Venus
    1543
    Enea Vico (Italian), after Parmigianino (Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola) (Italian, Parma)
    Engraving; first state, partially trimmed on sides
    The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1949 (49.97.351)
    On view: Gallery 172
    Drawings and PrintsSecond Floor
    Venus and the Lute Player
    ca. 1565–70
    Titian and Workshop (Italian, Venetian)
    Oil on canvas
    Munsey Fund, 1936 (36.29)
    On view: Gallery 607
    European PaintingsSecond Floor
    Triumph of Dionysos and the Seasons Sarcophagus
    ca. 260–270
    Roman
    Marble
    Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1955 (55.11.5)
    On view: Gallery 162
    Greek and Roman ArtFirst Floor and Mezzanine
    Bacchanal with a Wine Vat
    1470s
    Andrea Mantegna (Italian)
    Engraving and drypoint
    Purchase, Rogers Fund, The Charles Engelhard Foundation Gift, and The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1986 (1986.1159)
    Not on view
    Drawings and PrintsSecond Floor
    Juno
    18th century
    Anonymous (Italian)
    Pen and gray ink, brush and brown wash, over traces of black chalk on cream laid paper; framing outline in pen and brown ink
    Gift of Cephas G. Thompson, 1887 (87.12.109)
    Not on view
    Drawings and PrintsSecond Floor
    Cameo fragment with Jupiter astride an eagle
    1st century b.c.–1st century a.d.
    Roman (or possibly Late Hellenistic)
    Sardonyx
    Gift of Milton Weil, 1932 (32.142.2)
    On view: Gallery 166
    Greek and Roman ArtFirst Floor and Mezzanine
    Marble head of a deity
    1st half of 2nd century a.d.; Imperial
    Roman
    Marble
    Fletcher Fund, 1927 (27.122.1)
    On view: Gallery 162
    Greek and Roman ArtFirst Floor and Mezzanine
    The Rape of Proserpina
    ca. 1750
    Italian; Doccia
    Hard-paste porcelain
    Purchase, Gift of Irwin Untermyer, by exchange, 1997 (1997.377)
    Not on view
    European Sculpture and Decorative ArtsFirst Floor
    Venus and Cupid
    late 1520s
    Lorenzo Lotto (Italian, Venetian)
    Oil on canvas
    Purchase, Mrs. Charles Wrightsman Gift, in honor of Marietta Tree, 1986 (1986.138)
    On view: Gallery 607
    European PaintingsSecond Floor
    The Birth of Venus
    1875
    Alexandre Cabanel (French)
    Oil on canvas
    Gift of John Wolfe, 1893 (94.24.1)
    On view: Gallery 827
    European PaintingsSecond Floor
    Nymphs and Satyrs in a Landscape
    1599 or before
    Joseph Heintz the Elder (Swiss)
    Pen and brown ink, brown wash, red chalk, heightened with white body color, on yellow tinted paper
    Purchase, 2006 Benefit Fund, 2007 (2007.174)
    Not on view
    Drawings and PrintsSecond Floor
    Education of the Infant Bacchus
    first half of 19th century
    Niccolò Amastini (Italian)
    Rome
    Onyx; framed in gold with four perforations for attachment
    The Milton Weil Collection, 1940 (40.20.30)
    On view: Gallery 554
    European Sculpture and Decorative ArtsFirst Floor
    Marble votive relief fragment of goddesses, mother, nurse, and infant
    late 5th century b.c.; Classical
    Greek
    Marble, Island
    Fletcher Fund, 1924 (24.97.92)
    On view: Gallery 171
    Greek and Roman ArtFirst Floor and Mezzanine

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