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Plate 47: Pugna in nuptiis Persei orta (A Fight Breaks Out at Perseus' Wedding)
  • 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 47: Pugna in nuptiis Persei orta (A Fight Breaks Out at Perseus' Wedding), 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
  • 0000.1706.048
Description

Print depicting a violent scene in an interior. There is a male figure standing in the center of the composition, holding a sword in his proper left hand and a human head in his right hand. The figures standing in the left side of the print are trying to back away from him, and many of them are holding spears, swords, or shields. There is an open doorway in the background, in the left side of the print, and two square-shaped pillars in front of the doorway in the interior.