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Plate 68: Formicae in homines (Ants into Men)
  • 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 68: Formicae in homines (Ants into Men), 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
  • 0000.1706.069
Description

Print depicting a man on top of a large cloud. The man is nude and wearing a large cape, a crown, and he has a beard. He is gesturing toward a large crowd of figures on the ground below, some of whom are climbing a large, hollow tree in the left side of the print. In the right side of the print there is the side of a house, and a large window in front of a bedroom, in which a large canopy bed is visible.