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Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation
In the 16th and 17th centuries it was quite common for theologians to see a slaughtered animal as symbolizing the death of a believer. Allusions to the 'weak flesh' (cf. Matthew 16:41) may well have been associated with Aertsen's Butcher's Stall where - like on his fruit and vegetable stalls - a seemingly infinite abundance of meat has been spread out.
Uppsala, Sweden, Antwerp, Belgium, Style: Dutch Northern Renaissance, School: Northern Renaissance, Movement: Renaissance, Dutch, Painting;, Painting
Style: Dutch Northern Renaissance; School: Northern Renaissance; Movement: Renaissance; Dutch; Painting;
Uppsala, Sweden; Antwerp, Belgium
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Unknown, "A Meat Stall with the Holy Family Giving Alms (detail) Butcher's Stall" (2022). Art and Art History Collection (Saskia). 1720.