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The Fiery Furnace, ca. 1581 - 1582

  • burin engraving, paper
  • 246 x 201 mm
  • Inv. 2014-LU-6

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The Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar on horseback and surrounded with soldiers sees how Sadrak, Mesak and Abednego are miraculously assisted in the burning furnace by a fourth figure, prompting the king to order their rescue. In front of the furnace lie men killed by the blazing flames of the hot fire. In the background, figures kneel around the golden statue that Sadrak, Mesak and Abednego refused to worship.


Anonymous Master
engravers (printmakers)AAT

Maerten de Vos RKD Wikidata
Antwerp 1532 - Antwerp 1603

Hans Sadeler RKD
Brussels 1550 - Venice 1600

Title The Fiery Furnace
Date ca. 1581 - 1582
Period 16th century
Medium and support burin engraving AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings printed inscription outside the depiction, centre below: Tres Hebraeos puerj, [...] / [...] consumptis flamma Lictorib.
printed inscription bottom right, outside the depiction: Dan. III.
printed inscription outside the depiction, centre below: D. Vos inventor. Sadler excudit.
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
Inventory number 2014-LU-6
Acquisition credit unknown
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300055874 religious symbolism AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 11G angels Iconclass
21C fire (one of the four elements) Iconclass
31A231 standing figure Iconclass
31A236 lying figure Iconclass
31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
41C2543 oven ~ kitchen Iconclass
48(+431) art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
71 Old Testament Iconclass
31E2312 violent death ~ fire Iconclass
71P the story of the prophet Daniel; his visions and prophecies Iconclass
71P1 Daniel and King Nebuchadnezzar Iconclass
71P13 the story of the three Hebrews in the fiery furnace (Daniel 3) Iconclass
71P134 to his astonishment King Nebuchadnezzar sees four men (one of them usually represented as an angel) in the furnace; the king commands them to come forth Iconclass
School / Style Renaissance AAT
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