Bay 24 - Joseph (the Patriarch)

Panel 07 - In prison, Joseph interprets the dreams of the butler and the baker

NB - panels 7 and 13 have clearly been transposed during pre-19th century restoration.

See Genesis 40 for the story of Joseph's prophecies to Pharaoh's butler and baker. Here we are shown (from right to left), a goaler, Joseph explaining the butler's dream, the butler himself (proleptically holding Pharaoh's goblet) and the sleeping baker, who is yet to hear Joseph's gloomy prognostication.



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