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An ancient priest killing a lamb as a sacrifice amidst a crowd of people. Etching by J. van den Aveele, 1681.

Aveele, Johannes van den, -1727.
Date
1681
Reference
567813i
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The priest has cut open the underside of the lamb and holds up its stomach and guts (?). Its heart and aorta are on the ground. Right, another priest swings a censer; left, a third priest purifies the people with drops of liquid shaken from a thyrsus. Foreground, a man washes himself in the water of a fountain. Left background, human sacrifice

Publication/Creation

Ultraiecti [Utrecht] : Apud Fransiscum Halma, 1681.

Physical description

1 print : engraving ; image 17.2 x 13.5 cm

Lettering

Joh. van den Avele inventor et fecit.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 567813i

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Languages

  • Latin



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