Jan 23, 2007

The Prediction of Ahijah

Scenes of the Prophet Ahijah

The Prediction of Ahijah


Jan Saenredam

(Dutch, 1565–1607)

published by

Jan Saenredam

(Dutch, 1565–1607)

after Abraham Bloemaert

(Dutch, 1564–1651)


Support: Cream(1) laid paper

Sheet: 25.5 x 19.5 cm (10 1/16 x 7 11/16 in.)

Seventy-fifth anniversary gift of Louise S. Richards 1991.262

Catalogue raisonné: Hollstein XXIII.16.13



As punishment for the king's sins, the prophet predicts disaster saying, "those of your people who die in the city shall be eaten by dogs, and those who die in the field shall be eaten by birds." Ahijah is seated, pointing to two dying people including the young man with the crown, presumably Jeroboam's son.

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PR - Engraving
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