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The River God Nile
  • Nicolas Beatrizet, artist
    born 1507 or 1515; active circa 1540–circa 1566
    born: Lunéville, Lorraine, Holy Roman Empire (present-day France) ; died: Rome, Papal States (present-day Italy) ; active: present-day Italy
    Antoine Lafréry, publisher
    1512–1577
    born: Orgelet, County of Burgundy (present-day France) ; died: Rome, Papal States (present-day Italy)
  • The River God Nile, mid 1500s
  • Where object was made: present-day Italy
  • engraving
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 328 x 551 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 12 15/16 x 21 11/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 332 x 560 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 13 1/16 x 22 1/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 24 x 32 in
  • Museum purchase: Letha Churchill Walker Memorial Art Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2013.0010
Inscriptions/Signature
Catalogue raisonné

Artist's Inscription: Veterum monumentorum studiose lector qum excellens antiquor sculpturum ex hac
tabella ingenium laudaveris naturae deinceps miracula quae in ea excusa visuntur con-
templare nili aegyptii amnis totius orbis maximi heic tibei simulachrum proponitur
quoius singular AD XVI cubitorum incrementa totidem pueri indicant animal quo
nili imago nititur ore virginis reliquo corpore leonis iulium atq augustum que-
is crescit decrescit q designat quod per illos menseis sol ea signa tenere incipi-
at fructuum et florum abundantiam cornucopiae demonstrate adsunt ani-
malia flumini terrae q propria et prope ripas adnascentia virgulta se-
rapis bovis isis vaccae forma crocodilus hippopotamus ibis trochilus
exiguus q scincos praecipuus crocodilo hostis agiles demum ho-
munculi tentyritae nili accolae hei sunt quos lintri-
bus vehi vides deformes ac stratura parvi verum
animi praesentia magni queis solis et vi et as-
tu immaneis fluui belvas domare est a na-
tura concessum herbae vero secun-
dum ripas nascentes colocassia
papirus aegyptia q calamus
sunt haec omnia tibi
ant Lafreri aenea tabula
nunc profert ex antiquo
simulachro quod in va-
ticano adhuc con-
spicitur exacte
effigiata
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