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A procession of flagellants. Engraving by François Morellon de la Cave.

  • Cave, François Morellon La, active approximately 1700-1766.
Date
1737
Reference
43028i
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Flagellants, group of religious people during the 13th century who proclaimed the imminence of the wrath of God against corruption and, as a religious rite, practiced public, self-inflicted scourgings. The sect arose in Perugia in 1259 and is said to have numbered 10.000. The members would run through the streets of a town lashing themselves about the shoulders, calling upon bystanders to join them. The outbreak of the Black Death, from 1347 to 1349, encouraged an intensified revival of the movement. A revival of the movement in Germany culminated in the condemnation of the sect by the Council of Constance (1414-1418)

Publication/Creation

1737

Physical description

1 print : engraving, with etching ; image 30.8 x 39.7 cm

Lettering

Procession des flagellans. F. Morellon la Cave sculp.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 43028i

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  • French
  • Latin


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