Capture of King Zedekiah, 1430 artwork

Capture of King Zedekiah, 1430 artwork

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Caption: Capture of King Zedekiah. Illuminated manuscript miniature from the 15th-century Alba Bible, depicting the capture of King Zedekiah of Judah (The Second Book of Kings) on his escape from Jerusalem (left, circa 589 BC). Brought past his killed sons (right) he kneels before Nebuchadnezzar II of Babylon. The Alba Bible, completed in 1430, is a translation of the Old Testament from Hebrew into Medieval Castilian. It was commissioned in 1422. The 513 pages are illustrated with 334 miniatures, produced by members of the Franciscan Order in Toledo. The original is displayed in Madrid, Spain. 500 facsimile editions were produced in 1992.

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