Lucas van Leyden 1494 – 1533

Jael and Sisera

woodcarving (24 × 17 cm) — c. 1517 Museum Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Lucas van Leyden biography

This work is linked to Judges 4:21

Jael drives a tent peg through the head of Sisera, an enemy warlord. The tired Sisera thought he would be safe in her tent.

In the background left she first gives him something to drink. To the right, she informs her people where the enemy could be found.

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