Etching, 235 x 170mm. 9¼ x 6¾". Some foxing.
A priest clothing naked Africans. A book illustration published in Germany, probably to a work by Christoph Martin Wieland (1733 - 1813), German poet and novelist. One of his essays published in 1795 was titled 'The Confessions of Abulfauaris unprecedented priest of Isis in her temple on Memphis in Lower Egypt.' After Johann Heinrich Ramberg (1763 - 1840).
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