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 wood block depicts a scene based on Leviticus, vi, 8-13. In this passage God tells Moses the correct way for his people to ask for attonement. This includes bringing an unblemished lamb from their flock to the priest. This will then be slaughtered and made into a 'burnt offering' on the altar.

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


Association Artist Organisation
After a design by Simeon Solomon -
Engraver - Dalziel Brothers


Type Position(s) Method Date(s) Notes
Signature bottom right Engraved - In reverse.
Leviticus Chapt 9 50 / [writing crossed out] Aaron/ The Burnt Offering / Dalziel
Title reverse Handwritten - Dalziel written top to botom in the hand of the brothers Daziel.. Ink.
Manufacturer's name edge Engraved -

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