The fact this is painted on a wood panel. It's a very old painting, in good condition for its age. It represents the biblical scene of the bronze snake of moses, nehushtan. The gold leaf frame is in need of repair in places. Total dimension including frame: 70 x 90 cm.
This painting was appraised as being an original of the 16th / 17th century by the curator of the augustins museum in Toulouse, France. The style is unquestionably flemish. Its large dimensions make it a rare painting, and they are infrequent in flemish art as they were forbidden in the churches and by the calvinists . They were only to be found in the rich houses of influential people. The hierarchy of genera of the time shown in the table is one of the most prestigious.
(formerly, religious subjects, were the most sought after, followed by portraits, scenes of daily life, landscapes and still lifes). The painting tells the story of the snake (book of numbers, 21: 1-10) in which god unleashes venomous snakes on the israelites who turned away from him and blamed him for forcing them to leave egypt.
To make the most of your dreams, make your order to make a bronze snake and to erect it on a high pole. Those who have been bitten by the snakes will then only have to look at the snake to escape death. This scene is an allegory that suggests that the symbol of sin and that is obey god, ie to look at the bronze snake is a way of saving oneself and returning to him. Wood painting by Flemish master xvi / xvii. The wood support attests that it is a very old table, in good condition considering its age.
It represents the biblical scene of the wind serpent. Golden gilded leaves require some repairs.Its dimensions are 70 x 90 cms frame included. This painting was appraised original of the xvi / xvii. By the curator of the Augustinian museum of Toulouse. The style is undeniably Flemish. This is a rare painting because of its size (most of the Flemish production being small). But especially because the Biblical and religious subjects were infrequent in Flemish Calvinists banning them in churches and public places. They were acceptable only in the homes of wealthy influential individuals.
The hierarchy of genres of the time established that some subjects were more prestigious than others; and this painting is part of the most prestigious. Historical subjects, including religious and allegorical subjects, were the most popular.
In this hierarchy came portraits, scenes of everyday life, landscapes and still lifes. This painting illustrates the episode of the serpent of the wind (books of numbers, 21: 1-10), in which god sends venomous snakes biting the Hebrews who turned away from him by reproaching him for bringing them out of Egypt. To save those who agree to return to him, God then orders Moses to make a bronze snake and display it on a high stem.
It will then be enough for bitten people to look at this snake to escape death. This scene is an allegory which suggests that venom symbolizes sin and quibble at God, that is, to fix one's eyes on the serpent of wind is a way to escape and get closer to him.The item \The seller is \This item can be shipped to the following country: european union.