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Plate 64: Aeson descriptus fit iunoir (Old Aeson Is Rejuvenated)
  • 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 64: Aeson descriptus fit iunoir (Old Aeson Is Rejuvenated), 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
  • 0000.1706.065
Description

Monochromatic image of two figures in a landscape. There is a woman standing over another figure at bottom right. They are standing in a circle. The female figure is holding a knife and a bowl to the neck of the figure lying on the ground. There is a cauldron on four legs at bottom center with a fire below it. There is smoke coming out of it will two small winged creatures in the smoke. In the bottom left quadrant is a small figure on their knees facing left. The sky is dark. It is a nightscene.