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.
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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
Ultraiecti [Utrecht] : Apud Fransiscum Halma, 1681.
1 print : engraving ; image 17.2 x 13.5 cm
Joh. van den Avele inventor et fecit.
Wellcome Library no. 567813i