Offered by Don Verboven - Exquisite Objects
Exquisite Objects & Medieval works of Art
Two paintings on glass (verre églomisé)-XVII/XVIII
Two scenes from the story of the life of the prophet Elijah
1. Elijah drinks water from the torrent and is supplied with food by crows.
2. Elijah on the chariot of fire.
Elijah is one of the major prophets of Israel.
Active in the Northern Kingdom in the 9th century BC. AD, he is famous for his opposition to King Ahab and his wife Jezebel, as well as for his victorious struggle against the priests of Baal. Precursor of the Messiah, defender of God. He is the subject of many legends in Jewish tradition and numerous representations in Christian art.
Prize for the two paintings
38 000 €