A particularly interesting artifact from the Solomon Temple reign of King Uzziah of Judah, c. 750 BC, is a small ivory pomegranate - vase shaped with a long neck and petals. Around its shoulder, in an early Hebrew script, is inscribed "Sacred donation for the priests of the House of the Lord ". Like the Temple Ostracon and the Tel Dan Inscription, this item is also held at the Israel Museum.
This inscribed marble slab reads "Here were brought the bones of Uzziah, king of Judah. Not to be opened." King Uzziah was an Israelite who is referred to in the Biblical books of 2 Kings and 2 Chronicles. He lived in the 8th century BC, and his remains were reburied in Jerusalem at the site of this grave marker in approximately the 1st century AD. The artifact is about 14 inches tall and the language is Aramaic. Discovered in 1931 in a monastery in Jerusalem, it is now located in the…
Rembrandt van Rijn "Man in Oriental Costume (a.k.a. The King Uzziah Stricken with Leprosy)", 1639 oil on panel, 102.8 x 78.8 cm. Duke of Devonshire Collection, Chatsworth A famous work by the Dutch master, and one of the jewels of Chatsworth house's art collection. The identification of the man in the painting has been discussed for decades. $60-90 million
A man in oriental costume (King Uzziah stricken by leprosy) Oil on panel; circa 1639 Rembrandt van Rijn (1606 - 1669) Half-length figure of an old man, with his hands clenched in front of him, standing in a dark interior. He is wearing a white turban and fur-trimmed cloak, held at the chest by a large gold and jewelled clasp. The identification of the sitter has long been discussed, and has traditionally been described as a 'rabbi' or 'oriental'.
Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn 1606 – 1669 King Uzziah with Leprosy oil on panel (103 × 79 cm) — 1639 Duke of Devonshire, Chatsworth House, Derbyshire Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn biography This work is linked to 2 Chronicles 26:21
King Jotham: He was twenty-five years old when he began to reign and reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Jerusha daughter of Zadok. He did what was right in the sight of the Lord, just as his father Uzziah had done. Nevertheless the high places were not removed; the people still sacrificed and made offerings on the high places. He built the upper gate of the house of the Lord. -2Kings 15:33-35 (NRSV)
The scriptures record a case when an unauthorized person, King Uzziah of Judah, a man who did not have the priesthood, sought to perform the functions of the priesthood. Description from loyaltotheword.synthasite.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images