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Die Blutrache (The Blood Vengeance), from Die Siebenhardenbeliebung series

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Blood Vengeance

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Die Blutrache (The Blood Vengeance), from Die Siebenhardenbeliebung series

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Hans Grohs
German, 1892–1981

Date

1922

Medium

Woodcut print

Accession #

2005.332.4

Dimensions

11 11/16 x 15 15/16 inches

Location

Currently Not on View

Description

Blood Vengeance

The Siebenhardenbeliebung confirmed blood vengeance as a legal right that could be bequeathed and inherited. This included the right to blood money, i.e., compensation the perpetrator of a crime paid to the victim in the case of injury or to the victim’s kindred in the case of homicide.

Credit

Gift of Nelson Brackin

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