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Panel - King Jehoiakim cutting the book of Prophecies

King Jehoiakim cutting the book of Prophecies

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    16th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stained glass

  • Credit Line:

    Given by E. E. Cook

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This panel was originally in a religious setting, such as a church or monastic institution. It shows King Jehoiakim cutting up the manuscript of the prophecies of the prophet Jeremiah. Jehoiakim was the vassal king of Judah. When Baruch, scribe and servant to the prophet Jeremiah, read him some of his master’s prophecies, the king was so enraged he cut the manuscript with a knife and threw it on the fire. Here the fire takes the form of the portable wheeled brazier at the king’s feet.

The prophet Jeremiah can be seen peering through the bars of his prison.

Physical description

Stained glass panel depicting King Jehoiakim cutting the book of Prophecies, with a knife; Jehudi by his side. The garter worn by the figure standing next to Jehoiakim is inscribed 'NOLIT'. In the background Jeremiah and Baruch. Red, blue, purple, green and pale blue glass. Grisaille. Yellow stain.

Place of Origin

Germany (made)


16th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Stained glass

Marks and inscriptions

On garter worn by figure next to Jehoiakim.


Height: 28.125 in, Width: 19.25 in, Weight: 4.6 kg wood frame

Descriptive line

Stained glass panel depicting King Jehoiakim cutting the book of Prophecies. German, 16th century.


Stained glass

Subjects depicted

Religions; Throne; Prison; Knife; Book; Fire


Stained Glass; Religion


Ceramics Collection

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