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Oil painting on panel, The Atonement Offering

Oil painting on panel, The Atonement Offering

Code: 4230W


H: 24.5" (62.2 cm)W: 21" (53.3 cm)


Traditional presentation of a woman's atonement following the birth of her child, as prescribed in Leviticus 12: 6-7. Offering a sacrifice during the purification rite, she was required to bring 'a lamb of the first year as a burnt offering and a young pigeon or a turtle dove as a sin offering'. This took place in the Temple of Solomon, Jerusalem, with the doorway to the rear of the painting being Sha'ar HaBechorot - The Gate of Firstborns. In a black moulded frame with gilt slip. Indistinctly signed.
English School, late 18th century, circa 1780 - 1800