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Job rides on a turtle in front of his wife, his comforters and the devil. Engraving by D.V. Coornhert after M. van Heemskerck, 1559.

  • Heemskerk, Martin van, 1498-1574
Date:
[1559]
Reference:
20084i
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Patientiae triumphus elegantissimis imaginibus expressus
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Description

The tortoise or turtle and Job himself are exemplars of patience. 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

Publication/Creation

[Antwerp] : [Hieronymus Cock?], [1559]

Physical description

1 print : line engraving ; image 20.9 x 25.8 cm

Lettering

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 poterit tectam confringere nemo. M. inv.

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Above the turtle-rider's head is the name 'Job'

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 20084i

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Languages

  • Latin


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