The Three Men in the Fiery Furnace

This woodcut print is a modern impression of a 16th century woodblock in the collection at RAMM. It is from a book (Newe Biblische Figuren) of 201 illustrations depicting Old and New Testament stories.

The artist, probably the German printmaker Jost Amman,depicted an episode from the Book of Daniel. Three Jewish men, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, are thrown into a furnace by Nebuchadnezzar II, King of Babylon, for refusing to bow to the king’s image in the background. However, the men are saved from harm by the angel behind them. Amman was one of the most prolific printmakers of his time.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
101/1998/9
Collection Class
Prints
Medium
wood cut on paper
Common Name
The Three Men in the Fiery Furnace
Simple Name
print
Period Classification
Elizabethan (1558-1603)
Production Town

Production Person Initials
JostSigmund
Production Person Surname
AmmanSHFFeyerabend
Production Year Low
1569
Production Year High
1579

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The Three Men in the Fiery Furnace