[The story of Dinah and Shechem]Formositas Dinae Excitavit Sichem ad Illicitam Voluptatem Genesis ca. 34
G. de Jode excu.
Etching, sheet 205 x 250mm (8 x 9¾"). Laid onto border; crease through centre as normal.
Flemish print depicting a scene from Genesis- Dinah walking into a square with flowers (left), dancing to music, carried away by Shechem (right) who fornicates with her (in room upper right). Shechem and his father were later slain by Dinah's brothers. After Maarten van Heemskerck, from a set of four plates. 'And Dinah, the daughter of Leah, which she bore unto Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land. And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivit, prince of the country, saw her, he took her, and lay with her, and defiled her' (Genesis 34: 1-2).
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