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The Fourth Wise Virgin
  • Israhel van Meckenem the younger
    1440 or 1445–1503
    born: Meckenheim, Holy Roman Empire (present-day Germany) ; died: Bocholt, Holy Roman Empire (present-day Germany) ; active: Germany
    Martin Schongauer
    born: Colmar, Holy Roman Empire (present-day France) ; died: Breisach am Rhein, Holy Roman Empire (present-day Germany)
  • The Fourth Wise Virgin, late 1400s
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • engraving
  • Paper Type: laid
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 120 x 83 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 4 3/4 x 3 1/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of the Max Kade Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 1969.0121

A woman stands holding a container from which burns an open flame. She is dressed in long flowing clothing and her head is adorned with a wreath.