The 26 Martyrs of Japan at Nagasaki (early 17th century)

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Title

The 26 Martyrs of Japan at Nagasaki (early 17th century)

Subject

Engraving

Description

This engraving depicts the 26 martyrs, the Christian missionaries who were executed for not leaving Japan after the decree of the Japanese government. This spectacle is portrayed at the start of Martin Scorsese's Silence. These missionaries refused to recant their faith and become apostates, such as Fr. Ferreira did in the film. This engraving is in all likelihood a production from the account of an eyewitness to this event.

Creator

Wolfgang Kilian

Publisher

Date

c. 1628

Contributor

Joseph Romano

Language

German

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Germany
Early Modern Era (c. 1500 - 1750)
17th century
c. 1628

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Engraving in a manuscript

Physical Dimensions

About 8.5x11

Files

26 Martyrs Engraving.jpg

Collection

Citation

Wolfgang Kilian , “The 26 Martyrs of Japan at Nagasaki (early 17th century),” Medieval Hollywood, accessed April 24, 2019, http://medievalhollywood.ace.fordham.edu/items/show/104.