Templum Salomonis (Solomon’s Temple).

Auction 97 | Thursday, March 31st, 2022 at 1:00pm
Boutique Sale Featuring Passover Hagadoth & Maps of Eretz Israel

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Lot 72

Templum Salomonis (Solomon’s Temple).

Half-page woodcut by Michael Wohlgemuth from the Nuremberg Chronicle. Depiction of Perugia, Italy on verso. 13.5 x 12.5 inches (35 x 32 cm).

Nuremberg, first edition 1493:

Est: $300 - $400
Beneath the depiction of the temple are nine Biblical figures including Kings Jerobam, Nadav, Baasha and Bela. Evidently, the irony of depicting Israelite kings bearing royal orbs with crosses was lost on the artist.