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Border with Samuel Putting forward Saul as King

Simon Beningabout 1525 - 1530

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

Representatives of all the tribes of Israel surround the prophet Samuel as he puts forward Saul as king, saying, "Surely you can see him whom the Lord has chosen, that there is none like him among all the people." (I Kings 10:24) Both this event from the Old Testament and the New Testament tale of the Dispute in the Temple depicted on the facing page are scenes in which God has recognized wisdom and leadership through special selection. Thus, Christians saw a typological relationship between the stories.

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  • Title: Border with Samuel Putting forward Saul as King
  • Creator: Simon Bening
  • Date: about 1525 - 1530
  • Location Created: Bruges, Belgium
  • Physical Dimensions: Leaf: 16.8 x 11.4 cm (6 5/8 x 4 1/2 in.)
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Tempera colors, gold paint, and gold leaf on parchment
  • Source Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Ms. Ludwig IX 19, fol. 54
  • Object Type: Folio
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: Ms. Ludwig IX 19, fol. 54
  • Department: Manuscripts
  • Culture: Flemish
  • Classification: Manuscripts

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