This woodblock was originally engraved for an illustration to be used in the 'Dalziels' Bible Gallery' (pub. 1881). However, it was not included in the original book. It was ultimately published in 1894 in 'Art Pictures from the Old Testament,' a new version of the 'Bible Gallery' with an accompanying text and additional illustrations. The design on this woodblock depicts a scene based on Exodus, xxx, 7: 'And Aaron shall burn thereon sweet incense everymorning: when he dresseth the lamps, he shall burn incense upon it.' Aaron stands in the centre of the design spooning incense into a burner, aided by young men.

  • Acquired through the Executors of J N Hart, c.1965.
  • © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery


Association Artist Organisation
Designer Simeon Solomon -
Engraver - Dalziel Brothers


Type Position(s) Method Date(s) Notes
Signature Front Engraved - In reverse. SS in monogram.
54 / Offering Incense/ Dalziel
Title reverse Handwritten - Wrining in the hand of the brothers Dalziel. 'Dalziel' written from top to bottom.. Ink.


Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
Art Pictures from the Old Testament
Brothers Dalziel 1894 Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge p.89

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