Truth represented as the word of God assailed by persecution, superstition, tradition, betrayal and violence. Etching by C. Murer after himself, c. 1600-1614.
- Murer, Christoph, 1558-1614.
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Accompanies a speech in Murer's play on the persecution of Christ. Here, Truth is crowned and holds an open book bearing the words "Verbu(m) dei". A soldier bears a shield marked "Persequution"; a man carries a bellows marked "Superstit". A figure on the ground in the centre leans on a book marked "Traditio". Cannons bear the words "Proditio" and "Violentia". On the right Time carrying an hour-glass holds Truth by the wrist
Zurich : Johann Rudolf Wolf, 1622
1 print : etching
Thea Vignau-Wilberg, 'Christoph Murer und die "XL. Emblemata miscella nova"' (Bern : Benteli Verlag, 1982)
Wellcome Library no. 26703i