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The eight wonders of the world

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (series)

    • The eight wonders of the world
  • Description

    Plate numbered 3: the statue of Jupiter at Olympia; a temple with an enormous statue of Jupiter seated holding flames and a sphere besides his eagle; various figures approach the statue with tributes; in the foreground at left, a crowned man presenting a crown of laurels to a kneeling man; to right, various naked wrestlers; after Heemskerck. 1572 or later


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  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1572
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 212 millimetres
    • Width: 261 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below left "Martin. Heemskerck Invent.".
        Top centre lettered: 'Olympy Iovis simulacrum'; lettered in margin below image with two lines in Latin: 'ELIS OLYMPIADUM...OLYMPUM'.
  • Curator's comments

    From a series of eight plates (New Hollstein 513-520). Verses by Hadrianus Junius. This print is described by Hollstein as copy but give that is part of a uniform set, is more likely to be a replica.

  • Bibliography

    • New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 480 (Philips Galle; copy) bibliographic details
    • New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 515 (Maarten van Heemskerck; copy) bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (157*.a.38)

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  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number



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