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

  • Mynde, James, 1702-1771.
Date
[1737]
Reference
18333i
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Description

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"

Publication/Creation

[London], [1737]

Physical description

1 print : etching ; platemark 31.5 x 25.5 cm

Lettering

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.

Creator/production credits

Dedicated to Richard Reynolds, Bishop of Lincoln 1723-1744

Lettering note

Bears number: p. 480

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 18333i

Type/Technique

Languages

  • English


Where to find it

  • 18333i.1 and .2 are virtually identical.

    Location

    Closed stores 18333i.1

    Access

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  • Location

    Closed stores 18333i.2

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