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Print, Fight between Elephants and Snakes, plate 2 from the Venationes Ferarum, Avium, Piscium series

This is a Print. It was designed by Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus and engraved by Karel van Mallery and published by Philips Galle. It is dated 1596 or after and we acquired it in 1952. Its medium is engraving on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Mrs. A. W. Erickson. It is credited Gift of Mrs. A. W. Erickson.

Its dimensions are

19.7 × 26 cm (7 3/4 × 10 1/4 in.)

It is inscribed

Lettered within image: 'Ioan. Stradanus invent. / Carol de Mallery sculp. / Phls Galle excud.' Plate numbered 2 in margin at left. Lettered below the image: Latin text arranged in two columns, 'Excelsa in Barrum...secatur uterq[ue].'

Cite this object as

Print, Fight between Elephants and Snakes, plate 2 from the Venationes Ferarum, Avium, Piscium series; Designed by Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus (Flemish, 1523–1605); Netherlands; engraving on paper; 19.7 × 26 cm (7 3/4 × 10 1/4 in.); Gift of Mrs. A. W. Erickson; 1952-37-4

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