Willem de Poorter 1608 – 1649

The Queen of Sheba before King Solomon

oil on panel (35 × 44 cm) — c. 1630
private collection

This work is linked to 2 Chronicles 9:2

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The Queen of Sheba had heard of King Solomon's legendary wisdom and wanted to see for herself. She travelled from Sheba (probably present-day Yemen) to the king's court in Jerusalem. There she tested him with a series of tough questions, which he replied to in an impressively calm manner - and correctly.

Here the queen humbly kneels before the king. Her servants carry expensive plates and other gifts in vessels.

The panel is part of the Leiden Collection.

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