1849 Copper Engraving Babylonian Exile Captive Israelites Family Lyre XHA2


This is an original 1849 black and white copper engraving of captive Israelites during the Babylonian exile of 586-538 BCE. Shown is a weeping girl crying on a man's lap, who holds a lyre with a chained hand. We are assuming that the artist of this image was Bendman, and the engraver was T. Kelly.

Period Paper is pleased to present a rare collection of copper-plate engravings depicting the Jewish antiquities and the Jewish War from a translation of Flavius Josephus' genuine works. Josephus (37-100 AD), was a Jewish historian and provided valuable information on the background of early Christianity, and of Judaism in the 1st century. These copper-plate engravings, which accompanied the manuscript, offer remarkable depth and vivid detailing. Please take a closer look at these images, as they are absolutely stunning in their contrast, and would look exceptional framed.


This 162+ year old Item is rated Fine +++. Light aging throughout. Light wrinkling. No natural defects. Some light surface rub. No tears. Moderate water staining.

  • Product Type: Original Copper Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 8.5 x 6 inches; 22 x 15 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Keywords specific to this image: Kingdom of Judah, Jewish, Judaism, Religious, Religious Art, Babylon, Hebrew Bible, Biblical, Tree, Baby, Musical Instrument