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Hezekiah Has the Idols and the Copper Serpent Destroyed, from the series Toneel ofte vertooch der Bybelsche historien, 1659

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

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King Hezekiah orders the destruction of sacrificial sites and images of idols. Two men strike the brass serpent of Moses. In the background, his men overturn another statue.


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 Hezekiah Has the Idols and the Copper Serpent Destroyed, 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 representation, bottom left: C J Visscher Excu.
printed inscription outside the depiction, below: Hiskia vermorselt de metalen slange bij Moses in de woestijne opgerecht./ 2 Regum 18.4.
printed inscription bottom right, outside the depiction: 128
inscription on the reverse: 10
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
Inventory number 2014-FD
Acquisition credit unknown
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
Permalink https://mskgent.be/collection/work/data/2014-FD
IIIF Manifest https://imagehub.mskgent.be/iiif/3/11396/manifest.json
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300055874 religious symbolism AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 11N4 Unbelief, 'Infidelitas' Iconclass
11N41 Idolatry; 'Idololatria', 'Religione finta' (Ripa) Iconclass
11N42 Heresy; 'Heresia' (Ripa) Iconclass
25D13(COPPER) minerals and metals: copper Iconclass
25F42 snakes Iconclass
25H114 low hill country Iconclass
25I city-view, and landscape with man-made constructions Iconclass
25I12 prospect of city, town panorama, silhouette of city Iconclass
41A1 civic architecture; edifices; dwellings Iconclass
41A14 urban housing Iconclass
44B113 king Iconclass
45D313 private soldier Iconclass
71 Old Testament Iconclass
71L24 story of Hezekiah (Ezechias), son of Ahaz, king of Judah (2 Kings 18-20; 2 Chronicles 29-32) Iconclass
71L24121 Hezekiah breaks Moses' brazen serpent Iconclass
School / Style Baroque AAT
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