Expulsion of the Traders from the Temple

 

Expulsion of the Traders from the Temple

 

Expulsion of the Traders from the Temple

On the silver basin that Jesus has zealously just hurled to drive out the money-changers who profaned the temple of Jerusalem by their activities, a combination of thick gold and silver coins stands out, along with a money-bag. The coins evoked are the large pieces that were circulating in the Europe of the time, and which could have corresponded, for example, to the “pieces-of-eight” and “doubloons” minted from American bullion in the Spanish monarchy.

 

Expulsion of the Traders  from the Temple, Giambattista Tiépolo, 1730

Room 30

Expulsió dels mercaders del Temple