'Who did with her according to his vow', early-mid 19th century? Creator: Samuel Freeman
'Who did with her according to his vow', early-mid 19th century? Biblical scene, from Judges 11:39: 'And it came to pass at the end of two months, that she returned unto her father, who did with her according to his vow which he had vowed: and she knew no man [was a virgin]. And it was a custom in Israel, that each year the young women of Israel go out for four days to lament the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite.' The story of the Sacrifice of Jephthah's Daughter, or Jephthah's Tragic Vow. The judge Jephthah prepares to sacrifice his daughter in obedience to the oath he swore to sacrifice the first thing that came to greet him should he gain victory against the Ammonites. He raises the knife, a boy kneels holding a bowl for the blood, and a man holds the blindfolded girl's hands behind her. Engraving after a work of 1791 by John Opie.
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'The Sacrifice of Iphigenia', c1757, (1928). Artist: Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
'The Sacrifice of Iphigenia', c1757, (1928). Pen with wash on paper. Design for a fresco in the Villa Valmarana near Vicenza, Italy. At one time known to have been in the collection of the Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin, Germany. Italian Venetian painter and printmaker Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696-1770), worked not only in Italy, but also in Germany and Spain. He was commissioned to carry out frescoes in churches and palaces, and was elected President of the Academy of Padua. As well as his large-scale majestic works, he also produced etchings and oil paintings, and is widely regarded as one of the most important artists of the period. Illustration from The Drawings of Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Volume I, by Detlev Baron Von Hadeln. [The Pegasus Press, Paris, 1928]
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Described as a 'slave killer' this antler club must once have had a heavy blade attached
Described as a 'slave killer' this antler club must once have had a heavy blade attached. Although slavery was present on the Northwest Coast, it was not highly institutionalized, nor did chiefs have more than a few slaves at one time. On rare occasions slaves were ceremonially killed to mark a major event. Country of Origin: Northwest Coast of America. Culture: Tsimshian. Material Size: antler + goat horn & abalone inlay. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ Provincial Museum, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Museum no. 10251. Location: 19.
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