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An enthroned Roman emperor and entourage watching the torture and martyrdom of bishops

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Title: An enthroned Roman emperor and entourage watching the torture and martyrdom of bishops
Issue Date: 1570
Abstract: (C foreground) A torturer standing on the bound figure of a bishop, inserting an instrument into his eyes; (C) a kneeling bishop about to be decapitated; (R) two torturers flogging a man in a loin cloth, bound to stake, dripping blood; (upper L) a martyr in flames; (upper R) lions eating the body of a nude man; (far R rear) a man tied upside?down to a cross. \Cuts 24 to 34. The series, printed as an Appendix to Volume I, illustrate ""The proud primacie of Popes.""\TRI: Crown v. Tiara\ Pope = generic type\ Heavy Illustration: woodcut above text on page after page\\ ""Image of Antichrist"" = transhistorical voice of pope(s) in monologue extracted largely out of papal decrees, decretals, etc. = the heap on the light scale at the end.\\ Antecedents: \\ Triumphs\\ Nativity Scenes\Antithesis Christi und Antichristi\Frith text
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/24933
Other Identifiers: Luborsky/Ingram No.: 11223.24
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