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Ahijah took hold of the new cloak he was wearing, tore it into twelve pieces, and said to Jeroboam, “Take ten pieces for yourself"., 1604

  • burin engraving, paper
  • 272 x 198 mm
  • Inv. 2014-KB-2-1-A

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The prophet Ahijah has torn his cloak into 12 pieces and hands ten pieces to Jeroboam. The torn cloak symbolises the division of the Jewish people. Jeroboam became king of ten of the 12 tribes. The print has a Latin text in the lower margin.

Artist

Jan Saenredam RKD
Zaandam 1565 - 1566 - Assendelft 1607
engravers (printmakers)AAT

Abraham Bloemaert RKD
Gorinchem 1566 - Utrecht 1651
after

Jan Saenredam RKD
Zaandam 1565 - 1566 - Assendelft 1607
publisherAAT

Title Ahijah took hold of the new cloak he was wearing, tore it into twelve pieces, and said to Jeroboam, “Take ten pieces for yourself".
Date 1604
Period 17th century
Location Assendelft TGN
Medium and support burin engraving AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings printed inscription outside the depiction, bottom left: Abrahamus Bloemaert inven./ Joan, Saenredam sculp. et excu,/ 1604
printed inscription outside the depiction, below: <p><span style="font-family:Georgia;font-size:14.0pt;">Veste novus, fastuq tumens [...] scissae pandit mysteria pallae.</span></p>
printed inscription bottom right, outside the depiction: Schrevelius
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
Inventory number 2014-KB-2-1-A
Acquisition credit unknown
2014
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
Permalink https://mskgent.be/collection/work/data/2014-KB-2-1-A
IIIF Manifest https://imagehub.mskgent.be/iiif/3/11557/manifest.json
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300055874 religious symbolism AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 25G3 trees Iconclass
25H112 rocks Iconclass
31A231 standing figure Iconclass
31A235 sitting figure Iconclass
31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
31D12 youth, young man, adolescent Iconclass
31D16 old man Iconclass
48(+431) art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
71 Old Testament Iconclass
71I story of Solomon Iconclass
71I7 Jeroboam king designate of Israel (1 Kings 11:26-40) Iconclass
71I72 meeting of Jeroboam and the prophet Ahijah; Ahijah rends his garment in twelve pieces, ten of which he gives to Jeroboam Iconclass
School / Style Baroque AAT
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