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Moses Burns the Golden Calf, from the series Imagines et figurae bibliiorum, ca. 1582 - 1593, ca. 1653 - 1654

  • etching, paper
  • 187 x 250 mm
  • Inv. 2013-AAR

Public Domain

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In the left background, the pedestal with the golden calf is shattered. In the foreground, the golden calf lies in the fire. Some men are trying to fan the fire by adding wood. The dust remaining from the image is thrown into the mountain stream on the right (Deut. 9:21).

Artist

Pieter I van der Borcht RKD
Mechelen ca. 1530 - Antwerp ca. 1611
etchersAAT

Jan Philipsz. Schabaelje
Amsterdam ca. 1586 - Amsterdam 1656
publisherAAT

Title Moses Burns the Golden Calf, from the series Imagines et figurae bibliiorum
Date ca. 1582 - 1593
ca. 1653 - 1654
Period 16th century
17th century
Location Amsterdam TGN
Medium and support etching AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings printed inscription in the dipiction, at the top: Eversa idolatria
printed inscription in the depiction, top right: Deuteronom. 9. 21.
printed inscription in the representation, bottom left: Pe. V. Borcht
printed inscription in the depiction, below: 50
printed inscription in the depiction, at the bottom right: 51
stamps (tools) on the back, bottom right: Stad Gent / Museum voor Schone Kunsten
Collection print room
Object type etching AAT
Inventory number 2013-AAR
Acquisition credit unknown
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
Permalink https://mskgent.be/collection/work/data/2013-AAR
IIIF Manifest https://imagehub.mskgent.be/iiif/3/6495/manifest.json
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300055874 religious symbolism AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
25H landscapes Iconclass
Keywords Iconclass 21C fire (one of the four elements) Iconclass
21D water (one of the four elements) Iconclass
25D13(GOLD) minerals and metals: gold Iconclass
25G3 trees Iconclass
25H2 landscapes with waters, waterscapes, seascapes (in the temperate zone) Iconclass
25H212 brook Iconclass
25H213 river Iconclass
31E23121 violent death by burning at the stake; pyre Iconclass
41A191 tent Iconclass
41B162 smoke Iconclass
41C12 drinking Iconclass
41C121 giving drink Iconclass
43A44 bonfire, fire-works Iconclass
47I2113 calf Iconclass
71 Old Testament Iconclass
71E1 the book Exodus: story of Moses and Aaron Iconclass
71E13 Exodus (part III): conclusion of the Sinaitic law and its renewal Iconclass
71E135 the adoration of the golden calf ~ Aaron (Exodus 32:1-19) Iconclass
71E136 the punishment ~ adoration of the golden calf (Exodus 32:20-35, 33) Iconclass
71E1361 Moses melts the calf, grinds the gold into fine powder, mixes it with water and makes the people drink it Iconclass
School / Style Renaissance AAT
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