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Illustration from the Book of David

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Kilian, Phillipp; Scheits, Matthias
Place made: Germany, Lower Saxony, Lüneburg
Date made: 1672
Materials: ink; laid paper; mounting
Measurements: 9 3/4 in x 8 in
Nomenclature: decorative
Classification: whales

Uncolored engraving showing a nude woman seated at a fountain, her feet in the water; behind and around her is a courtly garden. To the left, a turbaned man leans down on his cane to talk to her, pointing towards the right. There is a cherub sitting atop a dolphin which makes up the centerpiece of the fountain. This engraving is cut from page 154 of "Biblia Das ist: Die gantze H. Schrifft Alten und Newen Testaments Deutsch D. Martin Luthers, mit dem Anhang des dritten und vierdten Buchs Esra, Wie auch dritten der Maccabeer".