The Daughter of Jephtha
Edgar Degas - 1859-1860
1071 x 694 • 139 KB
Jephthah, one of the biblical judges of Israel, called upon God for his assistance and rashly vowed that, if the Lord would deliver the Ammonites into his hands, he would sacrivice the first thing that came out of his house upon his return. When Jephthah's only daughter emerged to greet him, he was forced to carry out the deed. Subsequently the daughters of Israel went yearly to lament the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite for four days a year. (Judges, XI).
Owner/Location: Smith College Museum of Art - Northampton, Massachusetts  (United States - Northampton, Massachusetts)
Dates: 1859-1860
Artist age:Approximately 26 years old.
Dimensions: Unknown
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
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