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Plate 28: Milites e serpentis nascuntur dentibus (Soldiers Spring from the Serpent's Teeth)
  • 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 28: Milites e serpentis nascuntur dentibus (Soldiers Spring from the Serpent's Teeth), 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
  • 0000.1706.029
Description

Print depicting a woman seated on a cloud, talking to a man standing on the ground beside her and overlooking a battle scene. In the background, in the left side of the print, there is a large group of figures who are fighting each other violently. The man in the foreground, in the center of the print, is wearing a hood and cape, and he is holding a long spear in his proper left hand. The woman seated on the cloud next to him is wearing a long, flowing robe and a hat.