A large Nevers earthenware dish, with a wide wing, decorated in full and in blue monochrome with a biblical scene, representing Abraham at the head of his army, welcomed by the priest Melchisedec.
The painter of Nevers was inspired by an engraving of Cornelis Willem Bos (1510-1566) Flemish engraver of which a reproduction appears on the complementary photos of this dish.
The painter has stylized the mountainous setting of the scene on his plate.
On the right, Abraham at the head of his army, is represented as a medieval knight, wearing his coat of mail. On the ground, a chest represents the tithe that he will give to God's representative.
On the left, the priest Melchisedec welcomes him by presenting him with the bread and wine that prefigure the Eucharist.
The composition of this plate, the sharpness of the drawing and colors, the modeling of the characters in different shades of blue are of very high quality and make this one an exceptional piece.
The reverse side decorated with care presents labels, one of which comes from the Lefèvre gallery.
Good condition, a small hair barely perceptible exists on the left part.