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The Martyrdom of the Ten Thousand
The Martyrdom of the Ten Thousand
Artist:
Date:
ca. 1496
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Woodcut
Dimensions:
39.2 x 28.6 cm (image)
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Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
1963.30.20
Acquisition Date:
1951-01-01
Credit Line:

Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

A wild forest. A massacre of innocents is taking place. Men armed with swords force people off a cliff. Men are beheaded, stakes are driven through their hearts. A bishop has an auger driven through his eye. Men are whipped. A richly dressed group of officials watch with satisfaction. Birds, castle, trees, distress, fear, decapitation.