Mother and Child with Skull and Hourglass

Barthel Beham, German, 1502 - 1540


19th century copy after 1528 original

Engraving on laid paper


Plate: 6 1/2 × 8 1/2 in. (16.5 × 21.6 cm)

Sheet: 14 5/16 × 18 13/16 in. (36.3 × 47.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Helen Farr Sloan



Place Made: Netherlands, Europe


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Stamped, in ink, lower left: 36; embossed, lower right: REICHDRUCK; stamped, on verso: Facsimile Reproduction der Reichsdruckerei Berlin

Course History

ANTH 64, The Evolution of Pregnancy, Zaneta Thayer, Spring 2019


Helen Farr Sloan (1911-2005), date unknown; given to present collection, 1952.

Catalogue Raisonne

Pauli, Hollstein 6; Bartsch 5

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