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Plate 94: Ganymedes in coelum evectus (Ganymede Carried Off into Heaven)
  • 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 94: Ganymedes in coelum evectus (Ganymede Carried Off into Heaven), 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
  • 0000.1706.095
Description

Print depicting a man riding a large bird in the sky. The man is nude and a loose piece of fabric is wrapped around his shoulders. He is raising his proper left arm into the air. The bird is lifting its head toward the man. There are mountains and clouds in the background.