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The Ark of the Covenant is Carried Around Jericho, from the series Toneel ofte vertooch der Bybelsche historien, 1659

  • burin engraving, paper
  • 67 x 100 mm
  • Inv. 2014-FP

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During the Battle of Jericho, the Ark was carried around the city once a day for six days, preceded by the armed men and seven priests sounding seven trumpets of rams' horns.


Pieter Hendriksz. Schut RKD
Amsterdam ca. 1660 - 1680
engravers (printmakers)AAT

Nicolaes I Visscher
Amsterdam 1618 - Amsterdam 1679

Nicolaes II Visscher RKD
Amsterdam 1618 - Amsterdam 1709

Title The Ark of the Covenant is Carried Around Jericho, from the series Toneel ofte vertooch der Bybelsche historien
Date 1659
Period 17th century
Location Amsterdam TGN
Medium and support burin engraving AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings printed inscription in the depiction, at the bottom right: 52
printed inscription outside the depiction, below: De Arcke wert gedragen om Iericho, de Mure stort neder, ende Stad wert verbrant/ Iosua 6.4.
inscription reverse, centre: 4
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
Inventory number 2014-FP
Acquisition credit unknown
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300055874 religious symbolism AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
300015571 cityscapes (representations) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 12A422 Ark of the Covenant ~ Jewish religion Iconclass
12A42242 transportation of the Ark of the Covenant (in general) ~ Jewish religion Iconclass
25I city-view, and landscape with man-made constructions Iconclass
25I12 prospect of city, town panorama, silhouette of city Iconclass
45K siege, position war Iconclass
45K14 fortified city Iconclass
45K3 defence ~ siege Iconclass
45K31 defence of fortification or city Iconclass
45K4 capture of city (after the siege) Iconclass
71 Old Testament Iconclass
71E524 the fall of Jericho (Joshua 6) Iconclass
71E5242 the Israelites march around Jericho: in the procession the main body of the soldiers comes first, next are seven priests who blow on trumpets, followed by the priests carrying the ark and a rear guard Iconclass
71E52421 on the seventh day, at a signal from Joshua, the people start to shout and the walls of Jericho crumble Iconclass
71E52422 the Israelites assault the city of Jericho after the walls have come down Iconclass
71E52423 Jericho is sacked and burned by the Israelites; the inhabitants are killed Iconclass
School / Style Baroque AAT
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