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Top: Joseph's Cup found in Benjamin's Sack (Genesis 44:12)
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Top: Joseph's Cup found in Benjamin's Sack (Genesis 44:12)


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This page from Walters manuscript W.106 depicts two scenes from the life of Joseph. Top image: Joseph rose from disaster to rule Egypt under Pharaoh. His brothers came seeking grain. Joseph had their sacks filled, but had a cup placed in the sack of Benjamin, the youngest of the brothers. Bottom image: The brothers brought Jacob to Joseph, who went to meet him in Goshen. And Joseph fell on his father's neck and wept. And the elderly Jacob said to Joseph, "Now let me die, since I have seen your face and know that you are still alive."
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] Top image reads: Joseph's cup is found in Benjamin's bag; [Transliteration] la cupe ioseph est trove en le sac beniamin. [Translation] Bottom image reads: The sons of Jacob brought Jacob to Joseph in Egypt; [Transliteration] le filz iacob unt amene iacob en egypte a ioseph.
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.106.16R
Measurements
H: 5 3/16 x W: 3 3/4 in. (13.2 x 9.5 cm)
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