Cod: 206016
Massacre of the Innocents
Author : Vincent Malò (Cambrai 1606/1607 - Roma 1650)
Period: 17th century
The Massacre of the Innocents is a biblical episode narrated in the Gospel according to Matthew (2.1-16) more precisely it is the epilogue in which Herod king of Judea “sent to kill all the children who were in Bethlehem and in all its territory from age of two years down ". This story, fundamental to the Christian tradition, was a subject much portrayed and repeated by the artists over the centuries: the episode taught the "ignorant" unable to read the sacred scriptures as the thirst for power of a single man could be dangerous. And the events that have crossed the different eras sadly confirm the basic concept. Author of the painting & e