Category Archives: Mythology

Minerva Supervises the Building of the Argo

DescriptionEnglish: [From the original description:] A bas-relief, representing the goddess Minerva superintending the construction of the ship Argo. The figure, employed in using a chisel and hammer, is Argus, the builder of the ship; and the other figure, assisted by Minerva in fixing the sail to the yard, is Tiphys, the pilot of the vessel.
Date1810
SourceA Description of the Collection of Ancient Terracottas in the British Museum (https://archive.org/details/descriptionofcol00brit/page/10/mode/2up?view=theater)
AuthorWilliam Alexander

Head of a Triton

A bas-relief, representing the head of a Triton, on each side of which is a Cupid riding on a dolphin.

DescriptionEnglish: Engraving of an ancient terracotta in the British Museum
Date1810
SourceA description of the collection of ancient terracottas in the British Museum (https://archive.org/details/descriptionofcol00brit)
Author“W. A.,” illustrator; H. Moses, engraver