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Christ’s Entry into Jerusalem, from the series Imagines et figurae bibliorum, ca. 1582 - 1593, ca. 1653 - 1654

  • etching, paper
  • 184 x 244 mm
  • Inv. 2013-ABG

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Christ instructs two of his disciples to fetch the donkey colt tied up in the nearby village. On the right, Christ rides a donkey towards Jerzulem, while people lay their cloaks on the ground before him (Mar 11:1).


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

Jan Philipsz. Schabaelje
Amsterdam ca. 1586 - Amsterdam 1656

Title Christ’s Entry into Jerusalem, from the series Imagines et figurae bibliorum
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: Exulta Sijon, rex tuus venit, insidens adsino
printed inscription in the depiction, top right: Marci.11.1.
printed inscription in the representation, bottom left: Pe. V. Borcht
printed inscription in the depiction, at the bottom right: 86
printed inscription on the back, bottom right: Stad Gent
Collection print room
Object type etching AAT
Inventory number 2013-ABG
Acquisition credit unknown
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300055874 religious symbolism AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
300015636 landscapes AAT
Keywords Iconclass 11D Christ Iconclass
11D3 Christ as adult Iconclass
11D334 adult Christ together with apostles, evangelists, saints, etc. Iconclass
11Q712 church (exterior) Iconclass
25G3 trees Iconclass
25H11 mountains Iconclass
25H1124 boulder, stone Iconclass
25I city-view, and landscape with man-made constructions Iconclass
25I12 prospect of city, town panorama, silhouette of city Iconclass
31A2723 climbing Iconclass
41A1 civic architecture; edifices; dwellings Iconclass
41A14 urban housing Iconclass
41D212 coat, cape Iconclass
46C13142 ass, donkey Iconclass
61E(JERUSALEM) names of cities and villages (JERUSALEM) Iconclass
73 New Testament Iconclass
73D Passion of Christ Iconclass
73D14 entry into Jerusalem: people spreading their clothes before Christ on the ass, and waving palm branches (Matthew 21:1-11, 21:14-16; Mark 11:1-11; Luke 19:28-40; John 12:12-19) Iconclass
73D141 sending for the ass ~ Christ's entry into Jerusalem Iconclass
73D142 the disciples take the ass along after initial protests of its owner ~ Christ's entry into Jerusalem Iconclass
School / Style Renaissance AAT
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