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Image: The Torch of Polia Extinguished in the Altar (leaf from Hypnerotomachia Poliphili)

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The Torch of Polia Extinguished in the Altar (leaf from Hypnerotomachia Poliphili)

15th century
105 x 130 mm (4.1 x 5.1 in.)


Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Woodcut on laid paper
Print impression quality: Excellent
Series: from Hypnerotomachia Poliphili
Edition: A leaf from Colonna’s “Hypnerotomachia Poliphili,” published Venice: Aldus Manutius, 1499
Bibliography: Hain 5501; Appel, Colonna, no. 77.
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), 1946
Accession Number: 1946.D2.3.53

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  • allegory
  • fire - From TGM:
  • mythology
  • torches (lighting devices) - Lights, usually carried by hand, consisting of a stick of resinous wood or bundles of fiber soaked with pitch, wax, resin, tallow or other flammable substance; also lamps on poles designed to be carried like torches.

  • image Dimensions: 105 x 130 mm (4.1 x 5.1 in.)

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