A Pagan Sacrifice

This work is an elaborated copy of a mysterious ancient rite described on a sculpture in the strange antiquarian romance 'Hypnerotomachia Poliphili' (Dream of Poliphilus) which was published in Venice in 1499.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
about 1481 - 1559
Full title
A Pagan Sacrifice
Date made
1526
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
128.3 x 185.4 cm
Inscription summary
Dated
Acquisition credit
Mond Bequest, 1924
Inventory number
NG3928
Location in Gallery