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Job rides the leviathan in front of a grotesque procession of demons and tormentors. Engraving after M. van Heemskerck, 1559.

Heemskerk, Martin van, 1498-1574
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1559

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Free to use with attribution CC BYCredit: Wellcome Collection
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Bible. O.T. Job 41. Partly due to the lack of crocodiles in Germany or the Netherlands, whence this print came, the leviathan is shown as a large tortoise. The capture of the leviathan often refers to the defeat of Satan. Job carries a flag with an emblem containing a heart with wings, a fiery sword, the ball of a sceptre and the scales of justice

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1559

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1 print : line engraving ; image 20.9 x 25.8 cm

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Omnibus amissis, post mille pericula, rebus:/ Post tot difficiles casus, varios cruciatus,/ JOB quibus infesto tentatus daemone, amicus,/ Conjuge fallaci, passus tamen est fide cuncta/ Constanter, firmusque; nimis testudinis instar,/ Mansit, quam potent tectam cofringere nemo. M. Inv.

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Job rides the leviathan in front of a grotesque procession of demons and tormentors. Engraving after M. van Heemskerck, 1559. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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