File:Lucas Cranach d.Ä. - Bocca della Verità (Germanisches Nationalmuseum).jpg

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creator QS:P170,Q4233718,P?,Q191748
creator QS:P170,Q4233718,P1779,Q696266
The Fable of the Mouth of Truth / The Bocca della Verità
label QS:Lde,"Die Fabel vom Mund der Wahrheit / Bocca della Verità"
label QS:Len,"The Fable of the Mouth of Truth / The Bocca della Verità"
label QS:Lit,"La bocca della verità"
Object type painting
object_type QS:P31,Q3305213
The Fable of the Mouth of Truth. Painting on beechwood. The painting depicts the frequently employed late medieval theme of the "Wiles of Women". A woman charged with infidelity lays her hand in the jaws of the lion. She confesses only to have lain in the arms of her husband and the fool behind her. Because she is speaking the truth, the lion does not bite off her hand. The fool is, in fact, her disguised lover, but he is not taken seriously by any of the witnesses. The scene alludes to the Roman stone mask "bocca della veritá", which according to legend bites off the hand of every liar.
Date 1534
date QS:P571,+1534-00-00T00:00:00Z/9
Medium on beech wood
Dimensions Height: 75.5 cm (29.7 ″); Width: 117.4 cm (46.2 ″)
dimensions QS:P2048,75.5U174728;P2049,117.4U174728
institution QS:P195,Q478695
Accession number
Object history from Mannheim palace, Picture Gallery, Inv. 1799, No. 570
BStGS Inv. 1822, No. 1325; 1905, No. 1138
Schleissheim Palace Picture Gallery)
1920 given on permanent loan to the GNM
Inscriptions Artist's insignia bottom left: winged serpent with elevated wings, facing right and dated '1534'
Notes Friedländer, Rosenberg (1978) No.: FR278
References Cranach Digital Archive
Source/Photographer Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nürnberg


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