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Gigantomachia (Giants Atempting to Storm Olympus), pl. 6 from the series Ovid’s Metamorphoses
Gigantomachia (Giants Atempting to Storm Olympus), pl. 6 from the series Ovid’s Metamorphoses
Date:
17th century
Location:
Not on display
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Media:
Etching
Dimensions:
10.5 x 11.8 cm (image)
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Continent:
Europe
Provenance:

Provenance:
Ganymede Graphics, Berkeley, 1971;
Marcus Sopher;
On the verso, in ink, an Italian rendition of Ovid's stories pictured here, written when the illustrations were on a single large sheet (before being cut);

Accession Number:
1989.1.139
Acquisition Date:
1989-12-07
Credit Line:

Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Sopher Collection

Jupiter, holding thunderbolts and surrounded by other gods, looks down through the clouds at unruly giants throwing boulders and brandishing weapons on the earth.