The engraving is plate 227 from the 1690 volume entitled: 'Joodse Oudheden, ofte Voor-Bereidselen tot de Bybelsche Wysheid etc...' This engraving is cut just 2mm outside the border-line - so it is framed with the mount exactly on the border line on every side so the full extent of the engraved image is on view and the black border line on every side sits just under the mount.
The title is stating “The city of Jerusalem attacked by Antiochus Epiphanes who robbed the Temple set fire to the Books of Law as well as introducing the worship of idols and slaughtered many Jews.”
It was published in Amsterdam by Wilhelmus Goeree and the engraver was Jan Luyken (1649-1712). The engraving shows the destruction of Jerusalem and the looting of Solomon's Temple with the Jewish people being taken into slavery as well as the treasures of the temple being looted.
The detailed scenes show chaos and murder as well as people who have lost all hope and are throwing themselves to their death whilst the victors stamp on the Ten Commandments and burn the Torah.
- Jan Luyken (1690)
- Titel des Kunstwerks
- The city of Jerusalem attacked by Antiochus Epiphanes
- Kennzeichen 227
- In gutem Zustand
- Verkauf mit Rahmen
- 28×49 cm
- 45×64×2 cm