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late 15th century
15th century
90 x 63 mm (3.5 x 2.5 in.)


Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Engraving (niello) on laid paper
Print impression quality: Very good, with fine detail and dense blacks
Edition: Only one other known impression in the United States
Provenance / Collectors' Marks: Georg Ráth (Lugt 1206)
Bibliography: Passavant 457 (I, 286); Richard S. Field, ed., A Census of Fifteenth-century Prints in Public Collections of the United States and Canada (New Haven, CT: Print Council of America, 1995).
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), 1938
Accession Number: 1938.D1.6

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This object has the following keywords:
  • Bible
  • New Testament
  • niello prints - Prints made by inking the plates of niellos before the application of the black inlay; associated especially with Renaissance Italy. RHDEL2
  • religions
  • religious art - Use broadly for art depicting religious subjects or for art used in worship. [September 1993 descriptor added.]

  • plate Dimensions: 90 x 63 mm (3.5 x 2.5 in.)

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