Die Quelle der Nymphe Egeria bei Rom
Georg Köbel (1807-1894)

Die Quelle der Nymphe Egeria bei Rom,

um 1860
Material / Technology / Carrier
Öl auf Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
92,5 x 142,3 cm
Not on display
19. Jahrhundert
Inventory number
1861 durch Adolf Friedrich Graf von Schack erworben
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München
Georg Köbel, Die Quelle der Nymphe Egeria bei Rom, um 1860, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/jpxeg6BGJ7 (Last updated on 19.06.2023)
The story of the water-nymph Egeria belongs among the myths surrounding the origins and early history of Rome. According to Ovid in the Metamorphoses, Egeria was the wife and adviser of King Numa Pompilius. She met the king in a grotto in which she lived outside the gates of the city, in a shady valley not far from the Via Appia. It was believed to be the grotto depicted here, which travellers visited because of its literary associations and which artists had painted frequently since the seventeenth century.

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