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Jason and Medea
Jason and Medea
Date:
1560–1570
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Etching And Engraving
Dimensions:
21.4 x 31.5 cm (image)
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Continent:
Europe
Provenance:

Provenance: Ganymede Graphics 1/28/1977, cat. no. 1, no. 32; M. S. Sopher (his stamp verso);

Accession Number:
1993.63.164
Acquisition Date:
1993-09-16
Credit Line:

Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Sopher Collection

four scenes from Euripides’s Medea as taken from an antique sarcophagus: Creusa with servant and King Creon at right, Creusa in poisoned clothing running at center, Medea about to murder her children to left of center, Medea escaping in dragon-drawn chariot at left, ruins of the Roman Forum and church of SS Cosmos and Damian in background