Title The crusaders attack Jerusalem: Godfrey is wounded; an angel brings a medicinal herb to accomplish what the surgeon cannot. Etching by Antonio Tempesta, 16--.
Imprint [Rome?] : [publisher not identified], [between 1600 and 1699]


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Physical description 1 print : etching ; image and border 14.5 x 18.4 cm
References Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, Antoine Tempesta no. 1218
Lettering note Bears number: XI
Summary Episodes in Gerusalemme liberata by Torquato Tasso, canto XI, especially stanza 74. Godfrey of Bouillon (Goffredo) has been wounded in the leg by an arrow: he breaks off the shaft but the learned Paduan healer Erotimus cannot remove the head. In this print, the angel who has fetched the purple-flowered herb dittany from Mount Ida in Crete descends and squeezes juice from the herb into a jar held by an attendant. Erotimus stands by with his surgical instrument. With the aid of the herb, the arrowhead will come out of its own accord. Right, Christian cavalry. Centre background, the Christian assault on Jerusalem
Cite as Wellcome Library no. 597146i
Lettering Prima con sacri priegi ... Ma le vittorie sue Notte interrompe.
Author, etc. Tempesta, Antonio, 1555-1630.
Tasso, Torquato, 1544-1595.
Subject name Godfrey, of Bouillon, approximately 1060-1100.
Topic-LCSH Leg -- Wounds and injuries -- Treatment.
Herbs -- Therapeutic use.
Origanum.
Lamiaceae.
Cavalry horses.
Crusades -- First, 1096-1099.
Place name Jerusalem.
Genre/Technique Etchings.
Copy photo no. L 35998
System no. .b15971466
Record no. 597146i