The Opening of the Fifth and Sixth Seal, sixth plate from the series The Apocalypse

The Opening of the Fifth and Sixth Seal, sixth plate from the series The Apocalypse
The Opening of the Fifth and Sixth Seal, sixth plate from the series The Apocalypse
Artist:
Date:
1498 (1511 edition)
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Woodcut
Dimensions:
Image: 390 x 280 mm (15 3/8 x 11 in.)
Department:
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
1979.1.50.6
Acquisition Date:
1979-01-01
Credit Line:

Museum purchase, William H. Noble Bequest Fund

Exhibition History:

Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, Fate, Fortune, Nemesis: Albracht Durer at Century's End, Jan 29 - April 11, 1999.

Rev. 6:12-17. Frowning sun and moon to either side of a rain of burning stars. Foreground has screaming people fleeing and holding hands up in distress. Among these are women and a child, a monk, a friar, a bishop, a pope with tiara, a king, a man in a turban. Above, in the sky, are a company of angels grouped around an altar covered with a cloth. Several nudes lie at the foot of the altar

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