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Plate 119: Aiax sibi mortem consciscit (Ajax Kills Himself)
  • 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 119: Aiax sibi mortem consciscit (Ajax Kills Himself), 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
  • 0000.1706.120
Description

Print depicting a man impaled on a sword which is standing on the ground. The man is holding both his arms away from his body. The man is wearing a uniform including a helmet and cape, and there are men behind him wearing the same uniforms and holding tall spears. There is a long line of figures holding spears in a row in the left side of the print.