Christ at War with the Kings of the Earth

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 19, Christ appears on a white horse as he prepares to make war on the kings of the earth who oppose him. Behind him stands a host of righteous supporters: the prophet Moses (at the top, with the Ten Commandments and fiery horns), and the apostles, including Saint Peter (with the key) and Saint James (with a scallop shell on his hat). The enemies of the faith below include a “false prophet” (19:20) with an Eastern hat and a book that is likely the Qur’an, whom Christ fends off with blazing eyes and a pointed sword.

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Artist

Jean Duvet

Title

Christ at War with the Kings of the Earth

Origin

France

Date

1505–1570

Medium

Engraving in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

298 × 211 mm (plate); 307 × 222 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Potter Palmer, Jr.

Reference Number

1956.1055

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