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Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn

Artemisia Receiving Mausolus' Ashes. Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn

Year 1634
Type Oil on canvas
Dimensions 142 cm × 152 cm (56 in × 60 in)
Museo del Prado, Madrid

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Artemisia. Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn

1634, Öl auf Leinwand, 142 × 152 cm
Madrid, Museo del Prado

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Η Αρτεμισία δέχεται την στάχτη του Μαύσωλου. Ρέμπραντ Χάρμενσζον φαν Ράιν

1634
λάδι σε καμβά
Διαστάσεις 142 cm × 152 εκ (56 in × 60 in)

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Artemisia Receiving Mausolus' Ashes (also known as Sophonisba Receiving the Poisoned Cup) is a painting by the Dutch master Rembrandt. It is housed in the Museo del Prado of Madrid, Spain. It is signed "REMBRANDT F: 1634".

The subject of the picture is still unclear. It portrays a young woman, variously identified as Sophonisba or Artemisia, or a generic queen due to her jewels and rich garments, receiving a cup from a maiden. The cup would contain the ashes of Artemisia's husband, King Mausolus, or, in the case of Sophonisba, the poison which killed her.

For the woman, Rembrandt probably used his wife Saskia as model.
References

D'Adda, Roberta (2006). Rembrandt. Milan: Skira.

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