The Battle of the Amazons

A work made of engraving in black on ivory laid paper.
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  • A work made of engraving in black on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1543

Artist:

Enea Vico
Italian, 1523-1567

About this artwork

Renaissance Italian printmaker Enea Vico specialized in ancient history scenes, illustrations of medals, and classically inspired decorations. This shield-like engraving captures the fervor of battle waged by the mythical race of Amazons, warrior women who lived in a male-free society and cut off their left breasts as a sign of bravery. Enea Vico did not demonstrate this anatomical peculiarity, but neither did the ancient Greek sculptures he likely consulted to create the work.

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Artist

Enea Vico

Title

The Battle of the Amazons

Origin

Italy

Date

1543

Medium

Engraving in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

209 x 280 mm

Credit Line

Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Woods Endowment

Reference Number

1994.248

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