Scene from the Old Testament. Joseph, a son of Jacob, was sold into slavery to the Egyptians by his brothers envy. To believe the father Jacob that Joseph was killed by a wild beast, the brothers show his tunic stained with blood.
Genesis 37, 31-36:
Then they took Joseph's robe, slaughtered a goat and dipped the coat in the blood. Then they sent to his father's tunic with long sleeves and did send him with these words: "We found this; Please, check whether it is the tunic of your son or not. " He recognized it and said, "It is the tunic of my son! A wild beast has devoured him. Joseph has been torn to pieces. " Jacob tore his clothes, and put a sackcloth around his waist, and mourned his son for many days. All the sons and daughters came to comfort him, but he refused to be consoled saying, "No, I will go down mourning to my son in the underworld." Thus his father wept for him. Meanwhile, the Midianites sold him into Egypt to Potiphar, a eunuch of Pharaoh and captain of the guard.
Width: cm 144
Height: cm 116
Oil painting on canvas