Abraham and Sarah's Journey through Canaan to Egypt

Possibly engraved by P.M.

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 509

The fine engraving on this set of plates (65.260.1–.12) depicts scenes from the Old Testament. The engraver, who must have been trained on the Continent, based his compositions on illustrations in a Concordance to the Bible, improvising where necessary to fill in the circular frame offered by the plates. The plates and a related piece engraved with a portrait of Queen Elizabeth I must have been made as a gift to or from the queen herself.

Abraham and Sarah's Journey through Canaan to Egypt, Possibly engraved by P.M., Silver, partly gilded, probably British

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