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Absalom; hanging with his long hair on a tree in the centre-left; three soldiers on horseback to the right pierce him with their lances; in the right background stand Absalom (?) and a woman
- Production date
- 1450-1475 (c.)
Height: 232 millimetres (plate)
Width: 184 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The identity of the two figures in the background is uncertain. Lehrs believes one of them to be Absalom, possibly talking to his sister Tamar, rather than Joab. In any case, the representation does not strictly correspond to the biblical account of events.
Printed onto a sheet, probably from the Schedel-Codex, with two red letters at top.
This print was issued as a black and white facsimile by the British Museum in 'Reproductions of Prints in the British Museum', New [Second] Series Part II (Early German and Flemish Prints), Published by the Trustees in 1889, where it was number IV and described there as 'German School: Fifteenth Century. Death of Absalon.'; (Shelfmark 245*.b.16).
- Not on display
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