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Plate 55: Arachnes a Pallade in araneam muatio (The Transformation of Arachne into a Spider)
  • 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 55: Arachnes a Pallade in araneam muatio (The Transformation of Arachne into a Spider), 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
  • 0000.1706.056
Description

Black and white image of figures in an architectural setting. There is a female figure at center right. She has both of her arms raised in the air and looks left. She is dressed in a robe that spirals around her. There is a ball of light behind her left hand. There are straight lines coming out from it. The female stands on top of a table with a vase and crown on it, next to a chair and shield. There is a soldier at bottom center. He is in profile looking right and wears a helmet with a feather on top. He is seated to the left of a long thin table. He has long hair and wears a robe and cape. Behind him is a flag on a thin pole next to an open window. There is an open patio on the left side with tall thin trees at center left.