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The Angel Calling the Birds

A work made of engraving in black on ivory laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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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

An avenging angel, arriving on the heels of the militant Christ’s triumph over the wicked world, serves as a cleansing force. Revelation 19:17 describes the vision: “an angel standing in the sun … cried, with a loud voice, saying to all the birds that did fly through the midst of heaven: come gather yourselves together to the great supper of the Lord.” The bodies of the slain were devoured regardless of rank, and the “false prophet” was “cast alive into the pool of fire, burning with brimstone” (19:20).

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Artist

Jean Duvet

Title

The Angel Calling the Birds

Origin

France

Date

Artist's working dates 1505–1561

Medium

Engraving in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

292 × 207 mm (image/sheet, trimmed within platemark)

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Potter Palmer, Jr.

Reference Number

1956.1056

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