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The Destruction of the Altar at Bethel and the Exhumation of the Bones from the Sepulchres

ca. 1569
16th century
205 x 255 mm (8.1 x 10 in.)

Philip Galle, Dutch (Flemish), (1537–1612)
After Maerten van Heemskerck, Dutch, (1498–1574)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Engraving on laid paper
State: First of two states
Print impression quality: Excellent
Series: Number 6 from set of eight engravings King Josiah Restores the Law of the Land
Edition: Probably published by Philips Galle, before the name of the publisher, first edition of two
Marks: Inscribed in plate, lower left: “MARTINVS HEEMSKERCK INVENTOR PGALLE SCVLPSIT” (PG interlaced); numbered lower left
Marks: Watermark: Indecipherable (deer?) right side
Provenance / Collectors' Marks: Penciled numbers upper right, possibly by a 19th-century collector
Bibliography: New Hollstein 148 (part 1, p. 126); H. 245 (vol. 8, p. 243).
Credit Line: Purchase funds, 1960
Accession Number: 1960.30.3.6

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  • altars - Use for constructions upon which religious sacrifice is offered. Includes both small, tablelike fixtures and larger, free-standing, outdoor structures. For the surface at which communion is celebrated in Protestant churches, use "communion tables." [September 1993 related term added. March 1993 descriptor moved. October 1991 scope note changed.]
  • Bible
  • Old Testament
  • religions
  • religious art - Use broadly for art depicting religious subjects or for art used in worship. [September 1993 descriptor added.]
  • series (groups) - Use for related publications issued successively, especially those bearing a collective as well as an individual title; and, in the visual arts, for groups of works by a single artist having a specific and purposeful relation among the works. [March 1993 descriptor changed, was 'series'; alternate term added; descriptor moved. January 1991 scope note added.]

  • plate Dimensions: 205 x 255 mm (8.1 x 10 in.)

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