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Plate 51: Ceres quaerit silian (Ceres Seeks Her Daughter)
  • 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 51: Ceres quaerit silian (Ceres Seeks Her Daughter), 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
  • 0000.1706.052
Description

Print depicting a small child/lizard creature walking in a landscape scene, next to a woman who is pouring liquid out of a small container, onto the child/lizard. The woman is wearing a long, flowing robe, and holding a walking stick in her proper left hand. There is a house in the left side of the print, and another woman is running out of the doorway, gesturing to the child/lizard. There are trees in the background.