The Whore of Babylon, fifteenth plate from the series The Apocalypse

The Whore of Babylon, fifteenth plate from the series The Apocalypse
The Whore of Babylon, fifteenth plate from the series The Apocalypse
Artist:
Date:
1498
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Woodcut
Dimensions:
Image: 393 x 280 mm (15 1/2 x 11 in.); mm ( in.)
Department:
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
1979.1.50.15
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

Whore of Babylon rides seven-headed beast. She holds up a vessel, and regards a crowd of people in contemporary costume. Beast no longer wears crowns. Two angels fly; one holds a millstone (18:21) In back, city of Babylon burns. Clouds of smoke. An army of horsemen ride out of the clouds.

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