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Discord
  • Melchior Küsel I
    1626–1683
    born: Augsburg, Holy Roman Empire (present-day Germany) ; died: Augsburg, Holy Roman Empire (present-day Germany) ; active: Holy Roman Empire (present
    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
  • Discord, 1670
  • Iconographia
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • etching
  • Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 234 x 228 mm
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 9 3/16 x 9 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 296 x 355 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 11 5/8 x 14 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Gift from the Edward A. and Inge Maser Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2008.0232
Description

Image of the personification of Discord as a wizened crone with aged features and sagging breasts. Discord creates disagreements in the clouds with a bellows and the gods in the skies as well as mortals below in the landscape fight and bicker.