Giorgione 1477 – 1510

Solomon's Judgment

oil on panel (89 × 72 cm) — 1500-1501 Museum Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

Giorgione biography

This work is linked to 1 Kings 3:25

Two women claim to be the mother of one child. When king Solomon decides that the child is to be cut in half, one woman relinquishes her claims, thus disclosing her identity as the true mother.

Together with this painting, Giorgione made a depiction of the story of the fire probe of Moses. That also is a story where someone has to prove his sincerity before a king.

Tags: Solomon

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