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Venus and the Rose
Venus and the Rose
Engraver:
After:
Date:
1556
Location:
Not on display
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Media:
Engraving
Dimensions:
30.5 x 20.9 cm (sheet)
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Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
1963.30.36704
Acquisition Date:
1963-04-09
Credit Line:

Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

Venus sees Adonis chased by Mars, and in running to help him pricks her thigh on a thorn: the blood from this wound turns roses red on a bush between her legs.