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Tobias anoints his father's eyes with fish bile. Engraving by C. Dubosc, c. 1725, after S. Conti.

  • Conti, Sebastiano, active 1525.
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The angel informs Tobias that the liver and heart of the fish will cure demoniac possession, while the gall will cure blindness. The fish had threatened to swallow Tobias (Tobit 6.2), but the writer tells us only that it was "a large fish"

The child plays with the dog which has served as a faithful companion throughout Tobias' voyage (Tobit 5.16)


Paris (Rue St. Jacques) : G[aspard] Duchange.

Physical description

1 print : line engraving ; image 30.6 x 41.4 cm


Tunc Tobias sumens de felle piscis oblinivit oculos patris sui. Alors Tobie prenant du fiel du poisson en frota les yeux de son pere. Cap 11. v. 13. Sebastiano Conty pinx. C.D.B.


Wellcome Library no. 20902i



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  • French

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