The Opening of the Fifth and Sixth Seal, sixth plate from the series The Apocalypse
Museum purchase, William H. Noble Bequest Fund
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