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The Apocalypse — The Whore of Babylon

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

The Apocalypse — The Whore of Babylon is a Northern Renaissance Wood Block Print created by Albrecht Dürer in 1498. It lives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The image is in the Public Domain, and tagged Apocalypse and Print. Download

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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.”

Reed Enger, "The Apocalypse — The Whore of Babylon," in Obelisk Art History, Published February 15, 2016; last modified August 26, 2018, http://arthistoryproject.com/artists/albrecht-durer/the-apocalypse-the-whore-of-babylon/.

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