Antique Print of the Method of Belly Cutting by Montanus (1669)

  • Condition: Very good, given age. Left edge uneven from binding. Faintly browned top margin. A few small stains in the left and right margins. As this is a page from a book, there is text beneath the image and on the rear of the sheet. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
  • Date: 1669
  • Overall size: 20.2 x 32.2 cm.

€ 550,–($ 647.29 / £ 502.20)

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.. Antique Print of the Method of Belly Cutting by Montanus (1669)

Description: Antique print, titled: 'Manier der Buiksnyding.' - ('Method of belly cutting'). A nobleman must commit seppuku because of his crimes. He is kneeling on the ground and has stabbed his belly. This disembowelment was a ritual honorary suicide. Several other figures are present, including one holding a cushion on which a lacquer box rests with a scroll of paper (the verdict?). Arnoldus Montanus' "Gedenkwaerdige Gesantschappen der Oost-Indische Maatschappy in 't Vereenigde Nederland aan de Kaisaren van Japan […]. Amsterdam: Jacob Meurs, 1669.

Artists and Engravers: Made by an anonymous engraver after 'Arnoldus Montanus'.