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Plate 59: Tereus Philomelae linguam exerit (Tereus Cuts Out Philomela's Tongue)
  • 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 59: Tereus Philomelae linguam exerit (Tereus Cuts Out Philomela's Tongue), 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
  • 0000.1706.060
Description

Print depicting a man and woman in a forest. The woman is lying on the ground and the man is holding on to her proper right wrist and touching her right thigh. There is a sword on the ground next to the man's feet. There are trees throughout the background, and in the left and right sides of the print in the foreground.