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The Battle of the Sea Gods
  • Andrea Mantegna
    circa 1431–1506
    born: Isola di Cartura, Republic of Venice (present-day Italy) ; died: Mantua, Margravate of Mantua (present-day Italy)
  • The Battle of the Sea Gods, circa 1490
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • engraving
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 306 x 406 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 12 1/16 x 16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 25 in
  • Gift of the Max Kade Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 1969.0111

Total of six figures/creatures centered in horizontal composition battling with eachother. The creature in the lower left corner is holding an animal skull in his proper left hand. There is a figure standing in the left background that is playing a horn. There are reeds in the background.