"De Wet is Door Mozes Gegeven, de Genade en de Waarheid is Door Jezus Christus Geworden, John 1 v.17", Anon.
Period: 1720 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
7.8 x 12 inches
19.8 x 30.5 cm
A beautiful engraving filled with religious symbolism. The caption reads: The law was given to Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ, John 1:17. The central female figure, representing the Church, holds a golden cross, the key to heaven and the challis containing wine from the Last Supper. At her feet is the Bible with the words Alpha et Omega and a slain serpent. Behind her a woman reads from the Ten Commandments and is surrounded by icons of the Jewish Temple.