Loading

An allegory relating to the fortunes of the Turks, a winged figure probably representing Time stands on a fallen Turk while sharpening a blade on a wheel inscribed with the continents that is being turned by a semi-dressed figure, at right the city of Vardino (northwest Romania near the Hungarian border) that was held by the Turks from 1660 to 1692.

Giuseppe Maria Mitellica. 1692

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York City, United States

Download this artwork (provided by The Metropolitan Museum of Art).
Learn more about this artwork.
  • Title: An allegory relating to the fortunes of the Turks, a winged figure probably representing Time stands on a fallen Turk while sharpening a blade on a wheel inscribed with the continents that is being turned by a semi-dressed figure, at right the city of Vardino (northwest Romania near the Hungarian border) that was held by the Turks from 1660 to 1692.
  • Creator: Giuseppe Maria Mitelli
  • Date Created: ca. 1692
  • Physical Dimensions: Sheet: 11 15/16 × 16 5/16 in. (30.4 × 41.5 cm) Plate: 7 5/16 × 10 1/16 in. (18.5 × 25.5 cm)
  • Type: Print
  • External Link: http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/730799
  • Medium: Etching
  • Repository: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

Recommended

Home
Explore
Nearby
Profile