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13 April 2015
The suicide of Lucretia
This depiction is by the Flemish artist Joos van Cleve (ca. 1525). I find it interesting that the artist was knowledgeable enough to depict a stab wound to the heart entering below the xiphoid. Modern artists (and movie directors and people) tend to depict a downward thrust through the parasternal area that is so well protected by ribs and cartilage. Via The Reward of Cruelty.