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Fallen angels with animalized characteristics tumble from heaven under the sword of Michael. Engraving by R. Sadeler, 1583, after M. de Vos.

Vos, Maarten de, 1532-1603.
Date
1583

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Description

Bible. N.T. Revelation. Angels with spears and swords drive off creatures with dog's heads and human bodies. The central dog-human has wings. In the background other hybrids are also falling: skeleton, insect, elephant forms are mixed with human. At the bottom of the print, to the left, a woman with unfeathered wings and hair made of peacock feathers looks away from a mirror with staring eyes. Demonic creatures mingle with the bodies. To the right a dog-human with scaled legs has enormous and elaborate artificial genitals

Lettering

Spiritibus reprobis superûm non ira pepercit,/ Tradidit et Stÿgÿ seruandoes faucibus Orci ...

Publication/Creation

[Place of publication not identified] : Raphael Sadeler, 1583.

Physical description

1 print : line engraving ; image 22.9 x 19.8 cm

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 25051i

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Language

  • Latin


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