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Plate 6: Gygantomachia (The Battle of the Giants)
  • Johann Wilhelm Baur
    1607–1642
    born: Strasbourg, Holy Roman Empire (present-day France) ; died: Vienna, Holy Roman Empire (present-day Austria) ; active: present-day Italy, Archduch
  • Plate 6: Gygantomachia (The Battle of the Giants), 1639–1641
  • Ovid's Metamorphoses
  • Where object was made: Austria
  • etching
  • Paper Type: laid
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 135 x 210 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 5 5/16 x 8 1/4 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1706.007
Description

Print depicting men interacting with figures in the heavens. A man in the center of the print is aiming an arrow toward a figure standing in the clouds above him. Another man in the center of the print is holding a large boulder over his head. Several men are lying on the ground, and others are running to the top of a mountain in the background. There are rays of light shining from behind the clouds.