Willem Andriesz. de Raet 16e eeuw

The Angel Feeds Elijah

tapestry (175 × 548 cm) — 2nd half 16th century Museum Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Willem Andriesz. de Raet biography

This work is linked to 1 Kings 19:5

Tags: Elijah

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The life of the prophet Elijah is threatened by queen Jezebel, who has already had hundreds of Elijah's colleagues killed. The disheartened Elijah withdraws, to fall asleep under a tree, hoping to never wake up again. But an angel (a messenger from God) wakes him and gives him bread and water.

This tapestry is made from linen, wool and silk. It is one of the few surviving tapestries by De Raet.

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