Mucius Scaevola
Andrea Mantegna (und Werkstatt) (1430-1506)

Mucius Scaevola,

um 1490
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
40,7 x 34,2 cm
Displayed
AP OG Kabinett 4
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
13792
Acquisition
1967 von der Staatl. Graphischen Sammlung, München, im Tausch erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Andrea Mantegna(und Werkstatt), Mucius Scaevola, um 1490, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/8eGV5mgLWQ (Last updated on 30.05.2022)
Mucius Scaevola thrust his hand into a fire before the eyes of his Etruscan enemy as proof of his fearless patriotism. Impressed by his valour the Etruscans ended their siege of Rome. With the use of the grisaille technique and the frieze-like composition of the scene, Mantegna imitates the style of reliefs from antiquity.

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