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The Penance of St. John Chrysostom
  • Albrecht Dürer
    1471–1528
    born: Nuremburg, Holy Roman Empire (present-day Germany) ; died: Nuremburg, Holy Roman Empire (present-day Germany) ; active: Holy Roman Empire (prese
  • The Penance of St. John Chrysostom, circa 1497
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • engraving on copper
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 178 x 118 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 7 x 4 5/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Museum purchase through The Kansas University Endowment Association
  • Not on display
  • 1957.0047
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In the foreground is a woman suckling her child. Both figures are nude. They are sitting against a rock formation. In the background to the left is Saint John Chrysostom who is crawling on all fours.