Amnon Attacking Tamar

Jan van Dornicke, Amnon Attacking Tamar (detail) circa 1520. Oil on panel, Walters Art Museum, Baltimore.

Tamar was the daughter of King David and sister of Absalom. According to the narrative in 2Sam 13, she was raped by her half-brother Amnon. Feminist scholars have spent time exploring 2Sam 13 and the character of Tamar, her relationships with her male family members, and her experience of rape. By setting the scene in a 16th-century bedroom with beautiful furnishings, Jan van Dornicke (circa 1470–circa 1527) translates the story into contemporary times.

Jan van Dornicke, Amnon Attacking Tamar (detail) circa 1520. Oil on panel, Walters Art Museum, Baltimore.

Of or related to a social conviction in the equality of women.

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2Sam 13

Amnon and Tamar
1Some time passed. David's son Absalom had a beautiful sister whose name was Tamar; and David's son Amnon fell in love with her.2Amnon was so to ... View more

2Sam 13

Amnon and Tamar
1Some time passed. David's son Absalom had a beautiful sister whose name was Tamar; and David's son Amnon fell in love with her.2Amnon was so to ... View more

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