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The wood engraving is set into a square border, printed, as is the image, in dark green ink. The image depicts a fantastic landscape in which a hulking mountain is anthropomorphized to look like an enormous humanoid creature playing the panpipes, which are actually sheer cliffs. The figure’s brow, nose, arms, and hands are clearly discernible. The mountain figure takes up much of the background, extending almost to the top of the frame, set against a blank backdrop. The mountain figure’s beard, composed of drooping snow piles, hangs over the pipes. Below the mountain figure drift clouds over lower mountains and cliffs in the middleground. The foreground is occupied by a grove of dark trees on the left and a body of water in the right corner.