|A reader sent us a new link for the painting with a slightly higher resolution. The writing |
still cannot be read but it is clearly written in Hebrew and identifies the
dignitaries meeting with the Jewish elders.
The modern-day caption says "More than 150,000 Spanish Jews Fled the Spanish Inquisition and Brought to the Ottoman Empire in 1492." The painting shows Jews who escaped the Spanish expulsion and rabbis getting off their ship and meeting dignitaries.
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