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Plate 34: Pentheus a Bacchis discerpitur (Pentheus Is Torn Apart by Bacchantes)
  • 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 34: Pentheus a Bacchis discerpitur (Pentheus Is Torn Apart by Bacchantes), 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
  • 0000.1706.035
Description

Print depicting two women holding a man by his arms, and a third woman standing behind the man's head, holding a stick above her head in the air. There is a small group of figures in the background in the left side of the print, running on the side of a mountain. The three women are nude above the waist, and they are wearing long, flowing skirts.