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The Angel with the Key of the Bottomless Pit, fifteenth plate from the series The Apocalypse
The Angel with the Key of the Bottomless Pit, fifteenth 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.)
Department:
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
1979.1.50.16
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
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, And Then Again...Printed Sets and Series, 1500 - 2007, March 23 - July 13, 2008.

Rev. 20. Angel with great key forces scaly dragon-headed beast ito a pit with heavy circular door. On a hill above the pit, an angel explains to John and points toward a city below. Fortress with gate guarded by another angel, aqueduct, half-timbered houses visible.