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Jacob Sends Joseph to his Brothers (Genesis 37:13-14)
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Jacob Sends Joseph to his Brothers (Genesis 37:13-14)


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description In this page from Walters manuscript W.106 Joseph, the youngest of Jacob's twelve sons was a dreamer, beloved by his father, and hated by his brethren. One day, Jacob, seated on a grand chair as befits a patriarch, said to Joseph, "Go now, see if it is well with your brothers, and with the flock; and bring me word again."
Provenance Léon Gruel, Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, June 6, 1903, by purchase [see The Diaries of George Lucas]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Translation] below the image reads: Jacob sends Joseph, his son, to Sichen to his brothers who were guarding the beasts; [Transliteration] Above: iacob ioseph; [Transliteration] Below: iacob enveat ioseph suen fiz en sichen a sas freres q[ui] gardient les bestes.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1903

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Period
ca. 1250 (Medieval)
Medium
ink and pigment on parchment
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.106.14R
Measurements
H: 5 3/16 x W: 3 3/4 in. (13.2 x 9.5 cm)
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