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Plate 102: Midae aures in asininas (Midas' Ears into Asses)
  • 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 102: Midae aures in asininas (Midas' Ears into Asses), 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
  • 0000.1706.103
Description

Figures in a landscape. There is a figure right of center playing a harp with a glowing halo. He has long curly hair and wears armor, a cape, and a wreath of flowers. To his right is another curly haired figure with a beard, seated. There is a group of figures right of center, some of whom have long pointed ears. The one in the center might be a fawn. There are trees and clouds in the background.