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Abimelech and Isaac Swear an Oath to Each Other, from the series Imagines et figurae bibliiorum, ca. 1582 - 1593, ca. 1653 - 1654

  • etching, paper
  • 188 x 244 mm
  • Inv. 2013-AAH

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Abimelech and Isaac vow not to harm each other. Next to Abimelech are his confidant Ahuzzath and his army superior Phichol. On the right in the background, the king sits at Isaac's table. On the left, Isaac's servants dig the well Seba that gave the later city the name Berseba (Gen 26:28).


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

Jan Philipsz. Schabaelje
Amsterdam ca. 1586 - Amsterdam 1656

Title Abimelech and Isaac Swear an Oath to Each Other, 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 depiction, top left: Genesis. 26. 28
printed inscription in the dipiction, at the top: Superbia humilitata.
printed inscription in the representation, bottom left: 36
printed inscription in the depiction, at the bottom right: 37
stamps (tools) bottom right: Stad Gent / Museum voor Schone Kunsten
Collection print room
Object type etching AAT
Inventory number 2013-AAH
Acquisition credit unknown
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
Permalink https://mskgent.be/collection/work/data/2013-AAH
IIIF Manifest https://imagehub.mskgent.be/iiif/3/6486/manifest.json
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300055874 religious symbolism AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
25H landscapes Iconclass
Keywords Iconclass 25G3 trees Iconclass
25G31 shrubs Iconclass
25H11 mountains Iconclass
25H1124 boulder, stone Iconclass
25I3 farm or solitary house in landscape Iconclass
25I5 landscape with tower or castle Iconclass
34B11 dog Iconclass
41A16 rural housing, e.g. country-house, villa, cottage Iconclass
41A17 farm (building) Iconclass
41A191 tent Iconclass
41A3911 well Iconclass
41A711 table Iconclass
41A721 chairs (furniture forms) Iconclass
41AA161 country-house - AA - civic architecture: inside Iconclass
44B113 king Iconclass
45B the soldier; the soldier's life Iconclass
47I15(SPADE) agricultural implements: spade Iconclass
57A6142 Oath Iconclass
71 Old Testament Iconclass
71C2 story of Isaac Iconclass
71C25 Isaac and Abimelech (Genesis 26:1-33) Iconclass
71C255 the treaty with Abimelech, who has come to Beersheba with Phichol and Ahuzzath Iconclass
71C2551 the feast with Abimelech Iconclass
71C256 the well of Beersheba is dug Iconclass
School / Style Renaissance AAT
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