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Maker(s):Dürer, Albrecht
Culture:German (1471-1528)
Title:Ascension from the series Large Passion
Date Made:1510
Materials:Woodcut, hand-colored with watercolor and gilding
Place Made:Europe; Germany; Nuremberg
Measurements:sheet: 15 11/16 in x 11 1/16 in; 39.84625 cm x 28.09875 cm; image: 15 9/16 in x 10 15/16 in; 39.52875 cm x 27.78125 cm
Narrative Inscription:  MONOGRAM: recto, lwr. ctr. (printed within image): AD ; INSCRIPTION: verso, upp. ctr. (printed, black ink): Impressun Nurnberge per Albertum Durer pictorem.Anno christiano Millesi/ mo quingentesimo vndecimo. / Heus tu insidiator:ae alieni laboris:& ingenij:furreptor:ne manus temerarias / bis nostris operibus inicias.caue:Scias enim a gloriosissimo Romano / rum imperatore.Maximilianpo nobis cocessum esseme quis fuppofincijs formis:has imagines imprimere:feu / impressas per imperij limites vendere aude at:q si per cotemptum:seu auaricie cri / men:fec[ill.] feceris:post bonoru co[ill.] fiscatioem:tibi maximum pe / riculu subeundum / esse certissime / fcias.
Accession Number:  MH 1962.16.N.RII
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. M. W. Thompson
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Christ appears surrounded by clouds with a staff in his proper left hand. Above several bodiless cherubs appear, gathered to the right and left of Christ's halo. Below him a number of soldiers mostly asleep, a couple seem to witness the event.

Christianity; biblical; putti; clouds; soldiers

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