Book of Revelation: The Angel Casts the Dragon into Bottomless Pit (Ch. 20: 1-3)
4 3/4 x 2 7/8 in. (12.1 x 7.3 cm)
Hans Sebald Beham,
Medium and Support:
Label from “Between Heaven and Hades: Journeys in Renaissance and Baroque Prints”, La Salle University Art Museum, September 13 - December 15, 2017:
An angel casts a horrible beast into a well. The angel is equipped with keys and chains to secure the beast, who is none other than Satan. He is to be kept locked up for 1000 years.
These woodcut illustrations, after those of Lucas Cranach the Elder, are from "Das Nau Testament" (Dresden: Wolfgang Stockel, 1527) with polemical notes by Jerome Esmer for use by German Roman Catholics.