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Print, The Destruction of Bel and his Temple

This is a Print. It was designed by Martin Van Heemskerk and print maker: Hieronymus Cock. It is dated 1556 and we acquired it in 1947. Its medium is engraving on off-white laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Its dimensions are

Sheet: 24.3 x 33.5 cm (9 9/16 x 13 3/16 in.) Platemark: 20.3 x 24.9 cm (8 x 9 13/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Lower center: Martinus Van Heemskerck Inventer ... Heronimus Cock excudebat. Lower right: the number "6" Below -Latin quotations from the Book of Daniel.

Cite this object as

Print, The Destruction of Bel and his Temple; Designed by Martin Van Heemskerk (Netherlandish, 1498 - 1574); Print Maker: Hieronymus Cock (Netherlandish, ca. 1510 - 1570); Netherlands; engraving on off-white laid paper; Sheet: 24.3 x 33.5 cm (9 9/16 x 13 3/16 in.) Platemark: 20.3 x 24.9 cm (8 x 9 13/16 in.); 1947-124-2

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