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The Story of Tobias - Mid 16th c., attributed to Master of the Prodigal Son
Our large oil panel illustrates several episodes related in the book of Tobit, part of the Old Testament.
The story of Tobit
Tobit, a very pious Jew of the tribe of Naphtali, lived around 722 BC. He was deported by the Assyrians to Nineveh. Although exiled and also an orphan, he was anxious to bury his countrymen deprived of burial. One day, Tobit, tired after having buried the dead, goes home, leans against the wall and falls asleep. During his sleep, a bird drops warm droppings on his eyes, causing inflammation and blindness. He is blind and lives in great poverty. He decides to send his son, called [...]