The Queen of Sheba Walking on the Waters

A work made of engraving in black on ivory laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of engraving in black on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1530/35

Artist:

Giorgio Reverdino
French, active 1529-c. 1564

About this artwork

Reverdy’s earliest biblical subjects include this engraving of the Queen of Sheba crossing a river to meet King Solomon, a symbolic act prefiguring the Christian rite of baptism and Jesus Christ’s miracle of walking on the water. Sheba’s unladylike plunge underscores her insistence on reaching Solomon on the other bank and proving his wisdom by asking many questions.

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Artist

Georges Reverdy

Title

The Queen of Sheba Walking on the Waters

Origin

France

Date

1530–1535

Medium

Engraving in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

98 × 98 mm (image/sheet)

Credit Line

Clarence Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1938.1342

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