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Maker(s):Collaert, Adriaen, engraver; De Vos, Maerten, design
Culture:Flemish (c. 1560 – 1618); Flemish (1532 – 1603)
Title:America (from The Four Continents Series)
Date Made:ca. 1590
Materials:engraving on medium weight, smooth, cream-colored paper
Measurements:213 x 257 mm
Accession Number:  SC 2018.72
Credit Line:Purchased with the Elizabeth Halsey Dock, class of 1933, Fund
Museum Collection:  Smith College Museum of Art

An armed nude female allegorical figure representing (Latin) America seated on a large armadillo-like animal in a landscape with in the background on one side a Spanish or Portuguese army fighting a native American army; on the other side a bucolic village with villagers and sheep; scenes of cannibalism and hunters hunting deer; Allegory; colonialism ; myth; travel; conquest; otherness

Native American;

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