Allegory
Hans Von Aachen

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This image is of a soldier or warrior fighting to save the life of a man lying on the ground underneath a lion. The man lying on the ground is in obvious agony his body is contorted as the lion rakes his front paw along his victims thigh. There are various clothed women in included in the landscape behind the victim and a nude figure is in front of the soldier and to the side, with her arm across his chest. Another name for this painting is the Triumph of Justice.


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