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The Destruction of the Temple of Baal, from the series Toneel ofte vertooch der Bybelsche historien, 1659

  • burin engraving, paper
  • 68 x 100 mm
  • Inv. 2014-HC

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In the temple of Baal, people overturn the idols. In front of the altar, the Baal priest is killed with a halberd. The high priest Jehoiada looks on with seven-year-old King Joash by the hand.


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 Destruction of the Temple of Baal, 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 outside the depiction, below: Baal en sijnen Tempel wert vernielt en den Priester Mathan gedoot voor den Outaer.
printed inscription outside the depiction, centre below: 2. Regum 11.18.
printed inscription bottom right, outside the depiction: 125
inscription reverse, centre: 7
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
Inventory number 2014-HC
Acquisition credit unknown
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300055874 religious symbolism AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
300124520 interior views AAT
Keywords Iconclass 12A43 the Temple (in general) ~ Jewish religion Iconclass
31A231 standing figure Iconclass
31A236 lying figure Iconclass
31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
31D112 child Iconclass
31D11221 boy (child between toddler and youth) Iconclass
31E death of human being Iconclass
44B113 king Iconclass
44G51 crime Iconclass
45D313 private soldier Iconclass
71 Old Testament Iconclass
31E23 violent death, being killed; being mishandled and maltreated; seeking death Iconclass
45L43 devastated, ruined place or city (~ warfare) Iconclass
48A6 damaging or destroying a work of art Iconclass
71L18 story of Joash, son of Ahaziah, king of Judah (2 Kings 11:4 - 12:21; 2 Chronicles 23-24) Iconclass
71L1814 the people destroy the temple, altars and images of Baal, and slay Baal's priests Iconclass
School / Style Baroque AAT
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