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Moses and Aaron at Pharaoh's House, ca. 1720 - 1728

  • burin engraving, etching, paper
  • 357 x 224 mm
  • Inv. 2015-DG

Public Domain

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Moses and Aaron are represented in the left foreground, one of them seen from behind. Pharaoh is seated on his throne under a canopy. Aaron's staff and the rods of Pharaoh's sorcerers are turned into dragons or snakes, and Aaron's staff devours those of the sorcerers. At the back left is a gate, with a crowd of people below. Below is a reference to Exodus 7:10-12 and the title of the print is shown in Hebrew, English, German, Latin, French and Dutch.


Cornelis Huyberts RKD
Emmerich ca. 1669 - 1670 - ca. 1712 - 1724
engravers (printmakers)AAT

Gerard I Hoet RKD
Zaltbommel 1648 - Utrecht 1733

Title Moses and Aaron at Pharaoh's House
Date ca. 1720 - 1728
Period 18th century
Location Amsterdam TGN
Medium and support burin engraving AAT
etching AAT
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
etching AAT
illustrations AAT
reproductive prints AAT
Inventory number 2015-DG
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 13B2 sorcerer, magician, wizard, warlock Iconclass
25F42 snakes Iconclass
25FF411 dragon Iconclass
31A231 standing figure Iconclass
31A235 sitting figure Iconclass
31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
31D14 adult man Iconclass
41A4231 canopy, baldachin Iconclass
41D27 drapery, draped garment, 'Gewandgebung' Iconclass
44B113 king Iconclass
48(+431) art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
48C145 architectural settings in paintings, sculptures, etc. Iconclass
71 Old Testament Iconclass
71D24 Jacob's last days (Genesis 47:27 - 49:32) Iconclass
71E1 the book Exodus: story of Moses and Aaron Iconclass
71E11641 all the magicians summoned by the king turn their rods into snakes, but Aaron's rod swallows them Iconclass
School / Style Baroque AAT
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