Trivium Art HistoryAlbrecht Dürer

The Apocalypse — The Whore of Babylon

The Apocalypse — The Whore of Babylon, 1498 — Albrecht Dürer,
39.5 cm28.6 cm

Albrecht Dürer's The Apocalypse, a series of wood block prints, established him as one of the most famous print makers of his era. The Whore of Babylon was the final print is the series, describing the verses 17:3—4 in Book of Revelation: "And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast, full of names of blasphemy with seven heads and ten horns. The woman was garbed in purple and scarlet, and gilded with gold, gems, and pearls, and bearing a golden goblet in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication."

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