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  • Museum number

    1859,0709.3216

  • Description

    Five medallions interconnected by lettered bands, evoking the journey of the soul after death, seen at bottom left; all ways leading to to the Last Judgement, seen at top right; the soul avoiding the central medallion representing Christ crucified as the water of life is damned to go to hell at bottom right; those following the way of Christ end up in heaven at top left, taking either the short way or the longer one via the purgatory at bottom centre. Engraving

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  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1619 (before)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 134 millimetres
    • Width: 92 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with various inscriptions in Latin, the top centre one: 'Memorare NOVISSIMA.Eccli. 7'; below image: 'Gens absque...providerent. Deut 32; signed below: 'Hieronymus Wierx fecit et excud.' and 'Cum Gratia et Privilegio Buschere'.
  • Bibliography

    • Alvin 1866 1155 bibliographic details
    • Mauquoy-Hendrickx 1979 1492 bibliographic details
    • Hollstein 1810 (Wierix) bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (D+F Post-binder Small)

  • Subjects

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  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1859

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1859,0709.3216

Five medallions interconnected by lettered bands, evoking the journey of the soul after death, seen at bottom left; all ways leading to to the Last Judgement, seen at top right; the soul avoiding the central medallion representing Christ crucified as the water of life is damned to go to hell at bottom right; those following the  way of Christ end up in heaven at top left, taking either the short way or the longer one via the purgatory at bottom centre. Engraving

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Five medallions interconnected by lettered bands, evoking the journey of the soul after death, seen at bottom left; all ways leading to to the Last Judgement, seen at top right; the soul avoiding the central medallion representing Christ crucified as the water of life is damned to go to hell at bottom right; those following the way of Christ end up in heaven at top left, taking either the short way or the longer one via the purgatory at bottom centre. Engraving

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