‘The_Iron_Worker_and_King_Solomon’,_1889_engraving_by_John_Sartain

‘The_Iron_Worker_and_King_Solomon’,_1889_engraving_by_John_Sartain

Date Created/Published: New York : Published by The Macoy Publishing and Masonic Supply Company, c1889.
Medium: 1 print : engraving ; 57.3 x 72.4 cm (sheet)
Summary: Print showing a blacksmith sitting on a stool next to the throne of Solomon, thought to be a usurper, the crowd rushes forward to remove him. The man explains to Solomon that the temple could not have been built without tools made by blacksmiths (iron workers), whereupon Solomon grants him a seat of honor. Includes quote from Isaiah, 54.16 and explanatory text from a “Jewish legend.”

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