Mucius Scaevola

Mucius Scaevola

More about this artwork
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.
Displayed
AP OG Kabinett 4
Inventory Number
13792
Birth year of the artist
1430
Year the artist deceased
1506
Dimensions of the object
40,7 x 34,2 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Genre
Malerei
Origin
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)

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