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Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paper
Overall: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.); Painting only: 13.5 x 10.1 cm (5 5/16 x 4 in.)
Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1962.279.177.a
The gallows originally had four legs, discernible under infrared light.
Hamnaz stands on a stool embracing her lover as he hangs. He has been put to death as punishment for being caught in their affair. Disfiguring her face serves as his final act of vengeance.
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