Tobias and the Big Fish

Book Title: Historiæ Biblicæ Veteris et Novi Testamenti : junioribus ad faciliorem eruditionem, senioribus ad vivaciorem memoriam, divini verbi præconibus ad celeriorem reminiscentiam, omnibus ad utilem sanctámque in curiositatem in centum frugiferis foliis exhibitæ / à Josepho & Joanne Klauber

Author: Klauber, Joseph Sebastian, ca. 1700-1768

Image Title: Tobias and the Big Fish

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Description: This image depicts an angel instructing Tobias to retrieve the big fish for medicinal purposes. Tobias' dog stands nearby. In the top-left corner Tobit distributes his own possessions to the poor. In the bottom-left corner Tobit buries the body of an Israelite. At the bottom a bird defecates in Tobit's eyes causing him to go blind. In the bottom-left corner Tobit prays. At the top Tobias sets off on his father’s quest guided by the angel Raphael. In the top-right corner Raguel, his wife Anna, and his daughter Sara receive Tobias and Raphael.

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