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Out hunting for teeth (A caza de dientes)

Accession Number
2008/1.152.12

Title
Out hunting for teeth (A caza de dientes)

Artist(s)
Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes

Object Creation Date
1799

Medium & Support
etching, burnished aquatint, and burin on paper

Dimensions
12 in x 8 in (30.48 cm x 20.32 cm);8 1/2 in x 6 in (21.59 cm x 15.24 cm);7 13/16 in x 4 5/8 in (19.84 cm x 11.75 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Kurt Delbanco in honor of Nicholas Delbanco, and partial purchase with the funds from the W. Hawkins Ferry Fund

Label copy
Plate 12
Out hunting for teeth
(A caza de dientes.)
Etching, burnished aquatint, and burin
Gift of Kurt Delbanco in honor of Nicholas Delbanco, and partial purchase with funds from the W. Hawkins Ferry Fund, 2008/1.152.12
Commentary: The teeth of a hanged man are very efficacious for sorceries; without this ingredient there is not much you can do. What a pity the common people should believe such nonsense.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Collection Area
Western

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