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Print Number 2909 
Painter Salvator Rosa 
Title Polycrates Sami Tyrannus, opibus, et felicitate iclytus, ab Orete Perfarume Satrapa captus, as cruci affixus docuit, neminem ante obitum merito dici pofse felicem,  
Engraver Salvator Rosa 
Date c.1690 
Publisher  
Place of Publication Italy 
Image Size (mm) 475 x 735 
Image Size (Inches) 18.70 x 28.94 
Paper Size (mm) 502 x 745 
Paper Size (Inches) 19.76 x 29.33 
Platemark Size (mm) x  
Platemark Size (Inches) x  
Coloring Black & White 
Medium Etching 
Condition Very Good 
Notes Polycrates was the tyrant of Samos. According to Herodotus, Polycrates death was wanted either because he was unable to add Samos to Persia's territory, or because Polycrates had supposedly not given the necessary attention to a Persian ambassador. This image depicts the Crucifixion of Polycrates. Planned by the Governor of Sardis, Polycrates was invited to Sardis and killed by crucifixion, an undignified death for a tyrant. 
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Price (US$) 1500  
Short Description Old Masters;Etchings Others; 
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