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Moses displays the brazen serpent to his ailing people. Etching by J. Mynde, 1737.

Mynde, James, 1702-1771.

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The avenging serpents here are winged, while the healing serpent is entwined around a pole with a crossbar and an arrowhead, a mixture of crucifix and Asklepios's rod. John 3.14: "As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up"


[London], [1737]

Physical description

1 print : etching ; platemark 31.5 x 25.5 cm


The brasen serpent set up by Moses in the wilderness. Num. XXI. v. 6. To the right Reverend Father in God Richard Lord Bishop of Lincoln this plate is most humbly inscrib'd by his lordshps. most dutyfull son & servant Thos. Stackhouse. J. Mynde sc.


Wellcome Library no. 18333i

Lettering note

Bears number: p. 480

Creator/production credits

Dedicated to Richard Reynolds, Bishop of Lincoln 1723-1744



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