About this artwork
In this vision from Revelation 11:1–13, a vibrant and industrious Saint John appears in small scale at the upper left. He holds a reed in his hand in order to measure the Temple of Jerusalem. The two larger figures recurring throughout the composition represent witnesses to events in the temple: they receive divine power issued by mouth from the figure of God the Father above the altar, they perish at the mercy of a beast from the abyss (at lower right), and are eventually resurrected (not pictured here).
- Currently Off View
- Prints and Drawings
- Jean Duvet
- Measurament of the Temple
- Artist's working dates 1505–1561
- Engraving in black on ivory laid paper
- 308 × 224 mm (plate); 336 × 245 mm (sheet)
- Bequest of Mrs. Potter Palmer, Jr.