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
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
The Opening of the Fifth and Sixth Seals
Artist
Series
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
Public Domain

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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22.11.2022