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Print, The Beheading of John the Baptist

This is a Print. It was print maker: Israhel van Meckenem. It is dated ca. 1480 and we acquired it in 1949. Its medium is engraving on white paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Leo Wallerstein. It is credited Gift of Leo Wallerstein.

Its dimensions are

21.4 x 15.7 cm (8 7/16 x 6 3/16 in.)

It is signed

Signed in plate, lower center: I. M.

Cite this object as

Print, The Beheading of John the Baptist; Print Maker: Israhel van Meckenem (German, ca. 1440 - 1503); Germany; engraving on white paper; 21.4 x 15.7 cm (8 7/16 x 6 3/16 in.); Gift of Leo Wallerstein; 1949-29-29

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