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Plate 137: Picus in avem (Picus into a Bird)
  • 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 137: Picus in avem (Picus into a Bird), 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
  • 0000.1706.138
Description

Print depicting a woman running past a creature with a horse head and man body, and poking him in the face with a long spear. The woman is wearing a long, flowing robe, and she is surrounded by a cloud. There are three circles drawn on the ground around the man, and there is a book on the ground in the foreground. There are trees in the background in the left side of the print, and the side of a mountain in the right side of the print.