The Opening of the Fifth and Sixth Seals, Albrecht Dürer
Albrecht Dürer
The Opening of the Fifth and Sixth Seals
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Albrecht Dürer

The Opening of the Fifth and Sixth Seals, ca. 1496 – 1498


Blatt
395 x 283 mm
Inventory Number
31503
Object Number
31503 D
Status
Not on display

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
The Opening of the Fifth and Sixth Seals
Artist
Part of
Die Apokalypse, Urausgabe Deutsch 1498
Part Number / Total
6 / 16
Period Produced
Object Type
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Monogrammiert unten Mitte: AD
Work Catalogues
  • Bartsch VII.128.65
  • Meder 1932.154.168
  • Schoch/Mende/Scherbaum 2.79.116
  • Hollstein German VII.138.168
  • TIB 1001.265

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Persons Shown
Associated Persons and Institutions
Illustrated Passage
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Offenbarung 6,9-17
Associated Source
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Matthäus 23,35
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Hebräerbrief 12,24
  • Bibel, Altes Testament, Genesis 4,10
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Matthäus 23,35
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Hebräerbrief 11,4
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Hebräerbrief 12,24

Iconclass

Primary
  • 73G312 opening of the fifth seal: white robes are given to (the souls of) the martyrs under the altar
  • 73G313 opening of the sixth seal: a great earthquake, the sun turns black, the moon red as blood, and the stars fall on earth; mankind hiding in caves

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25.01.2021