Lantern Slide - The Holy War, 'Diabolus', 1850-1910 Image Reg. No: MM 112694

Painted lantern slide depicting the fictional character Diabolus, the deceiver whose lies prompted the fall of the town of Mansoul. One of a series of 12 printed lantern slides depicting the story of The Holy War, originally written in 1682 by John Bunyan.

Part of a collection of 126 slides previously located together in a wooden box. The collection contains photographic, printed and hand painted slides depicting landscapes, buildings, scientific drawings, animals and religious stories.
Hand painted image on a glass plate mounted in a solid wood frame.
Description Of Content:
Painted image of a winged soldier pointing to the distance towards a city. He is wearing upper body armour and helmet, and a red cape.
Source: Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 97 mm (Height), 173 mm (Width), 10 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, uniforms, buildings, lantern slides, religions, soldiers, religions christianity, exterior views
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection
Primary Classification: RELIGIONS
Secondary Classification: Christianity
Tertiary Classification: holy wars
Inscriptions: Handwritten in grey pencil on the edge of wooden frame: 'Diabolus (indecipherable) / 6'
Format: Lantern Slide: Colour; Wooden Framed - Single Image
Date Created: 1850-1910

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