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Satan, winged and one-legged, tempts Christ on a high cliff. Engraving by J. Sadeler, 1582, after M. de Vos.

  • Vos, Maarten de, 1532-1603.
Date
1582
Reference
22507i
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Description

Bible. N.T. Matthew 4.1-9; Luke 4.1-8. The devil, although offering Christ "all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them", is shown clad in rags and with a wooden left leg. He is an old man with wild hair and wide open, fixed eyes. In his right hand he holds a stone, which he had tempted Christ to transform into bread

Publication/Creation

[Cologne] : [Jan Sadeler], 1582.

Physical description

1 print : line engraving ; image 23 x 20.1 cm

Lettering

Post ieiunium Christus is deserto tentatus à diabulo, vicit eum super panis, praecipitÿ, & adorationis tentatione. Matt. IIII. ; Joann. Sadeler scalps. 1582. ; Vos invēt

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 22507i

Type/Technique

Languages

  • Latin


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