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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1862,0712.591

  • Description

    A cosmological allegory embodying the structure of the universe due to the agency of Time, in the form of a three-face naked man standing on a serpent and a phoenix set within an oval surrounded by zodiac symbols. 1569 Engraving

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1569
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 210 millimetres
    • Width: 679 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered along top in banderole 'Hoc Monstrum generat, tvm perficit ignis et azoch', below in tablet 'Quidquid in Arte sacra ...scienta, unica, et efficitur' and 'Hieronymus Olgiatus F 1569.'
  • Curator's comments

    There is a detailed letter from Erwin Panofsky regarding this print dated Nov. 1933 in the folder with the print. The letter explains its meaning.

  • Location

    Not on display (Italian XVIc Unmounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1862

  • Acquisition notes

    Almost certainly part of the group of '186 various prints' at the global price of £59 4s which had been 'selected from Dr Wellesley's sale' (ie the sale of Henry Wellesley's Italian prints on 29 June 1858 and 2 June 1860). This would cover all the Italian acquisitions in the range 1862,0712.439 to 607.

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1862,0712.591

A cosmological allegory embodying the structure of the universe due to the agency of Time, in the form of a three-face naked man standing on a serpent and a phoenix set within an oval surrounded by zodiac symbols. 1569 Engraving

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A cosmological allegory embodying the structure of the universe due to the agency of Time, in the form of a three-face naked man standing on a serpent and a phoenix set within an oval surrounded by zodiac symbols. 1569 Engraving

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