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Antique print from Les Temple Des Muses:The Chaos
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The Chaos
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  • Artist / Collection: Bernard Picart
  • Product Code: FRP33855

48.5 x 32 cm (19.1 x 12.6 inches).
The Chaos
This spectacular baroque engraving is from Bernard Picart's Le Temple Des Muses.
The engraving was made in 1733, is from the first edition and is an original antique. It has captions in French, English, German, and Dutch.
It is in very good condition for its age.
In Greek mythology, Chaos is the mythological void state preceding the creation of the universe (the cosmos). In Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Chaos was an unformed mass, where all the elements were jumbled up together in a "shapeless heap". The twelve signs of the Zodiac emerge from the chaos.

© Fine Rare Prints

Date Made 1700s
Paper Size ~19.1 x 12.6 inches (48.5 x 32 cm)
Shape Portrait
Main Color Black/White
Size Category 41 to 50 cm [16 to 20 inches]
Tags: mythology , greek