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Plate 60: Procne trucidata sobolem suam (Procne Kills Her Own Offspring)
  • 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 60: Procne trucidata sobolem suam (Procne Kills Her Own Offspring), 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
  • 0000.1706.061
Description

Black and white image of figures in an interior. There is a male figure seen from behind at bottom right. He wears a turban and looks left. He has a robe with a scalloped piece of cloth around the shoulders and a sword on a belt over his left shoulder. He is pulling the sword out of its sheath. In the center are two female figures. The figure on the left carries a head in both her arms, outstretched to the right. The female in the center has long curly hair and wears a small crown on her head. Behind her is an open window. There is a table and chair between her and the man. On the left side is an open doorway with a piece of fabric draped over the opening. The fabric has a rampant lion in a wreath with a crown on top. The room has walls with vertical stripes.