Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Exodus The Giving of the Law on Sinai God gives Moses the tablets of the Law (Exod. 31:18; cf. Exod. 24:12)
Exodus The Golden Calf The worship of the Golden Calf (Exod. 32:6)
Catechism (Creed, Pater noster, Sacraments, Works of Mercy etc)
10 Commandments CyclesMunich, Bayerisches Nationalmuseum (Circle of Veit Stoss, 1524)
10 Commandments Individual Thou shalt not have strange gods before me
10 Commandments Individual Thou shalt not have strange gods before meNegative Exemplum: Worship of the Golden Calf
10 Commandments Individual Keep holy the sabbath dayTransgression
10 Commandments Individual Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vainFulfilment
10 Commandments Individual Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vainTransgression
Further details
The left half clearly shows the Worship of the Golden Calf as the archetypal worship of strange gods. The right half probably contrasts worship and blasphemy of God in the foreground, the gamblers in the background may relate to the Second or already to the Third Commandment
ARTIST/CREATOR
Stoss, Veit, the elder (born 1445-1450, died 1533) (workshop)
DATE
1524
LOCATION
Munich, Bayerisches Nationalmuseum (inv. MA 1898-1903)
PAGE/FOLIO/PLATE NUMBER
1-2
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Digital only
Contact
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