The Wife of Hasdrubal and Her Children
Ercole de' Roberti - circa 1490-1493
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The episode represented in generally believed to be at the end of the Third Punic War when Hasdrubal’s wife, in defiance of her husband’s submission to Scipio Aemilianus (146BC), immolates herself and her children in the flames of the burning temple of Eshmun at Carthage.
Owner/Location: National Gallery of Art - Washington DC  (United States - Washington)
Dates: circa 1490-1493
Artist age:Approximately 42 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 47.3 cm (18.62 in.), Width: 30.6 cm (12.05 in.)
Medium: Painting - tempera on panel
Entered by: Member kohn1fox on 17 March 2014.
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