QUELLINUS, Artus II
(b. 1625, Sint-Truiden, d. 1700, Antwerpen)

Joshua

after 1650
White marble, height 180 cm
O.-L. Vrouwekathedraal, Antwerp

Joshua was Moses' successor, who led the Israelites to the Promised Land and waged war there against the heathen kings. The statue originally stood on the altar of the Swordsmen's Guild in the Wntwerp Cathedral. The attributes of Joshua, probably a spear and a shield, have disappeared.