Aug 23, 2006

Alexander the Great and the High Priest of Jerusalem

Alexander the Great and the High Priest of Jerusalem

mid 1540s

Master IRs

(Italian)

Engraving

Support: Cream(1) laid paper

Sheet: 25.3 x 19.8 cm (9 15/16 x 7 13/16 in.)

Gift of The Print Club of Cleveland 1944.19

Catalogue raisonné: Illus.Bartsch 23 (XXVIII Commentary.22)

State: i/ii

Location

Description

According to ancient legend, when Alexander the Great (356–323 BC) came into the presence of the high priest of Jerusalem, he was so awestruck by the priest's piety that he approached the holy man on his knees.

See also
Collection: 
PR - Engraving
Department: 
Prints
Type of artwork: 
Print
Medium: 
Engraving

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