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Goliath, covered in splendid armour, towers over the humble David. Engraving.


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Bible. O.T. 1 Samuel 17. The letters 'Re' on the print refer to 'Regum', the Latin name of the book. Goliath's elaborate armour is decorated with demonic forms and visages. At its centre is a figure stretched out in cruciform position. The handle of his sword is fashioned like an eagle's head, with a ring through its beak

Lettering

Nimquid canis ego sum ut baculo ad me venias. Ego inquit David hodie auferam caput tuum a te. 1. Re. 17

Physical description

1 print : line engraving ; platemark 20.5 x 25.3 cm

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 18549i

Language

  • Latin


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