De Vrouw en de Draak [The Woman and the Dragon]; Woman of the Apocalypse
4 1/2 x 6 in. (11.4 x 15.2 cm)
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Purchased with funds provided by the Art Angels
Label from “Between Heaven and Hades: Journeys in Renaissance and Baroque Prints”, La Salle University Art Museum, September 13 - December 15, 2017:
Chapter 12 of the Book of Revelation describes a woman descending from heaven, “clothed with the sun, the moon under her feet,” and on her head, a crown of twelve stars. As she prepares to give birth, she is confronted by a red dragon with seven heads who wants to devour her child. At the top left, her newborn child rises safely up to heaven.