Measurament of the Temple

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:

n.d.

Artist:

Jean Duvet
French, 1485-after 1561

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).

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Artist

Jean Duvet

Title

Measurament of the Temple

Origin

France

Date

1505–1561

Medium

Engraving in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

308 × 224 mm (plate); 336 × 245 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Potter Palmer, Jr.

Reference Number

1956.1052

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