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A Christian procession carrying a canopy and a statue of the Virgin Mary through a town, including flagellants. Etching by P. Tanje, 1743.

  • Tanjé, Pieter, 1706-1761.
Date
1743
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43031i
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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 1347-1349, encouraged an intensified revival of the movement. A revival of the movement in Germany in the 15th century culminated in the condemnation of the sect by the Council of Constance (1414-1418)

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Physical description

1 print : etching, with engraving ; image 31.5 x 39.2 cm

Lettering

Procession des disciplinans. P. Tanje sculp.

Lettering note

Bears number top right : Tom IX, No.3

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 43031i

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  • French
  • Latin


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