Sunday, May 21, 2017

The angel and Tobias with the fish

The angel and Tobias with the fish
Pieter Lastman ca. 1583 – 1633
oil on panel (34 × 59 cm) — c. 1625

Tobit 6:6 - Then the young man said to the angel, Brother Azarias, to what use is the heart and the liver and the gal of the fish?

A giant fish in the river Tigris attacks Tobias. The angel tells him to catch it and to cut out heart, liver and gal. Later Tobias would use them to cure his blind father.

Lastman's student Rembrandt would later produce several works featuring Tobias and Tobit.
>>>> Raphael

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