The Vision of the Seven Candlesticks, third plate from the series The Apocalypse

The Vision of the Seven Candlesticks, third plate from the series The Apocalypse
The Vision of the Seven Candlesticks, third plate from the series The Apocalypse
Artist:
Date:
1498
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Woodcut
Dimensions:
Image: 392 x 281 mm (15 7/16 x 11 1/16 in.)
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Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
1979.1.50.3
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. 1:12. St. John kneels praying, back half-turned, before Christ seated on a Rainbow? They are in the clouds, surrounded by seven lit candlesticks, each with a different design. Christ has tripartite halo, and shoots flames from his eyes; a double-edged sword emerges from his mouth. He holds up a book in his left hand, and his right hand extended, holding seven stars floating around it. Candlesticks, clockwise from right: 1. looks like muscle fibers; 2. capital with leaves, spiral shaft, base ornamented with birds; 3. base with grape leaves; 4. base has heads of either sheep or mice among leaves; the rest have abstract fruit and vegetable forms.

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