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The Massacre of the Innocents, after Marco Dente da Ravenna's engraving of a design by Baccio Bandinelli
The Massacre of the Innocents, after Marco Dente da Ravenna's engraving of a design by Baccio Bandinelli
Date:
16th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Engraving
Dimensions:
39.8 x 56.5 cm (image)
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Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Provenance:

Provenance:
LL verso: Fountaine Walker 1852 (Scottish, L. 2545);
LL verso: Dr. CD Ginsburg (1831-1914) England (L. 1145)

Accession Number:
1963.30.37779
Acquisition Date:
1963-04-09
Credit Line:

Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

Herod stands at the top of a flight of stairs commanding his soldiers to massacre the children held and fought over by distraught women, who try to protect their babies.