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The fall of Babylon; Cyrus the Great defeating the Chaldean army. Mezzotint by J. Martin, 1831, after himself, 1819.

Martin, John, 1789-1854.
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1819-1831
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Bible. O.T. Isaiah 13-14. Jeremiah 50-1. A large green serpent is coiled around a pillar in the centre. It may be the serpent/dragon mentioned in the apocryphal 'Bel and the Dragon', which was worshipped as divine in Babylon, and which Daniel killed by making it choke

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1819-1831

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1 print : mezzotint, with watercolour

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Dedicated to Henry Philip Hope, proprietor of the original oil painting

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Wellcome Library no. 20811i

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