The Sacrifice of Christ

Book Title: Het Nieuwe Testament ons salichmaeckers Iesv Christi, mitsgaders d'epistelen : wt het Oude Testament, soo die door 't jaer in den dienst der h. kercke ghelesen worden. / Oversien ende verbetert na den laetsten Roomschen text, door den eerw. H. Henricus van den Leemputte, Licentiaet in de h. Godheyt. Verciert met veel schoone figueren, gesneden door Christoffel van Sichem, voor P.I.P.

Author: Leemputte, Henricus van den, 1588-1657

Image Title: The Sacrifice of Christ

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Description: Jesus, crowned in thorns and bearing a cross, sits with chalice in hand and the instruments of his torture behind him: whipping pillar, spear, and reed with sponge soaked in spoiled wine. At his feet are a snake, a pair of dice, and the nails that held him to the cross. At the head is Moses with the Ten Commandments on the left and a skeleton with an arrow on the right. Behind Jesus are four men conspiring against him. Includes the monogram of the woodcutter, Christoffel van Sichem II (1577-1658); his son, Christoffel van Sichem III (1618-1659), may have collaborated with him on these images. This image also includes the initials of the engraver (DB), and an engraver’s knife.

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