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1907 Wood Engraving Art Laurits Tuxen Realism Archbishop Absalon Svantevit MK3

1907 Wood Engraving Art Laurits Tuxen Realism Archbishop Absalon Svantevit MK3

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This is an original 1907 black and white wood engraving of Danish Archbishop Absalon overseeing the looting and destruction of the Jaromarsburg temple fortress dedicated to Svantevit, the Slavic god of war and fertility, at Arkona on the island of Rugen.


This 105+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light aging throughout. Light wrinkling. No natural defects. Some moderate surface rub. No tears. Light water staining.

  • Product Type: Original Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 14.5 x 10.5 inches; 37 x 27 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

This piece was illustrated by Tuxen, Laurits. There is no visible artist signature.

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