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Drawing, Melchizedek bringing bread and wine to Abraham [above]; Below: Unicorn hunt [below]

This is a Drawing. It was created by Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus and published by Philips Galle and engraved by Hans Collaert II and subject: Medici Family and Philostratus, The Athenian. It is dated ca. 1596 and we acquired it in 1901. Its medium is pen and ink, brush and brown wash over black chalk on laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of various donors.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 17.3 × 10.3 cm (6 13/16 × 4 1/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Recto, above: genesis capitola 14 / hersercite non a stare in / ginogia genesi Melchisede Re di pacce saserdote di dio Ca 14 creste in splendore sopra le nubele intorno / angeli con tutte le passerone Recto, below: po[...] esercite di 300 Verso, above, inscribed in imag:: luno sinte e calsata Verso, above, inscribed in lower margin: Exodo Anello pasquale capitola 12

Cite this object as

Drawing, Melchizedek bringing bread and wine to Abraham [above]; Below: Unicorn hunt [below]; Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus (Flemish, 1523–1605); Netherlands; pen and ink, brush and brown wash over black chalk on laid paper; H x W: 17.3 × 10.3 cm (6 13/16 × 4 1/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors; 1901-39-138

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