The Adoration of the Golden Calf, Venetian Master 18th century
Venetian Master 18th century
The Adoration of the Golden Calf
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Venetian Master 18th century

The Adoration of the Golden Calf, ca. 1701 – 1750


Dimensions
31.6 x 41.7 cm
Physical Description
Canvas
Inventory Number
SG 350
Acquisition
Acquired in 1906 as a bequest from Ludwig Josef Pfungst
Status
Not exhibited

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
The Adoration of the Golden Calf
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Canvas
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum
Acquisition
Acquired in 1906 as a bequest from Ludwig Josef Pfungst

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Persons Shown
Associated Persons and Institutions
Illustrated Passage
  • Bibel, Altes Testament, Exodus 32,1-6
Associated Source
  • Bibel, Altes Testament, Exodus 28,15-30

Iconclass

Primary
  • 71E1353 adoration of the golden calf (which may be standing on a pillar, and is sometimes depicted as a dragon)
  • 71E13531 Aaron builds an altar and offers a sacrifice to the golden calf
Secondary
  • 41C762 incense-burner ~ scents, perfumes
  • 34B11 dog
  • 12B212 sacrifice ~ non-Christian religions

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15.05.2019