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Joseph Thrown into a Pit by his Brothers, ca. 1581 - 1582

  • burin engraving, paper
  • 236 x 200 mm
  • Inv. 2014-LU-1

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Joseph's brothers lower him into a well. On the left are a sheep and on the right goats and a dog; in the background, a landscape with mountains and water and a group of merchants.


Anonymous Master
engravers (printmakers)AAT

Maerten de Vos RKD Wikidata
Antwerp 1532 - Antwerp 1603

Title Joseph Thrown into a Pit by his Brothers
Date ca. 1581 - 1582
Period 16th century
Medium and support burin engraving AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings printed inscription in the representation, bottom left: M. De. Vos. in.
printed inscription outside the depiction, centre below: Nudauerunt Joseph tunica talari, [...] / [...] Triginta argenteis. Genesis 37. Sadeler excudit,
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
Inventory number 2014-LU-1
Acquisition credit unknown
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300055874 religious symbolism AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
300015636 landscapes AAT
300263554 animal paintings AAT
Keywords Iconclass 25H11 mountains Iconclass
25H2 landscapes with waters, waterscapes, seascapes (in the temperate zone) Iconclass
34B11 dog Iconclass
41A712 shelves, rack, sideboard Iconclass
42G2221 brothers (second degree family relationships) Iconclass
47I214 goat Iconclass
48(+431) art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
71 Old Testament Iconclass
71D1 story of Joseph (part I) Iconclass
71D12 Joseph sold into slavery and taken to Egypt (Genesis 37:12-35) Iconclass
71D124 Joseph's coat is stripped off by his brothers Iconclass
71D1241 Joseph is thrown into a pit (usually depicted as a well or cistern) Iconclass
71D12411 Joseph is lowered into a pit by means of ropes or a pulley Iconclass
71D125 while Joseph's brothers are eating, a caravan of Ishmaelite (Midianite) merchants passes by: Judah proposes to sell Joseph to them Iconclass
School / Style Renaissance AAT
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