The Tribute Money

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Artist: Titian

Year: 1516

The Tribute Money is an oil painting by Titian around 1516. The painting is housed at the Gemäldegalerie in Dresden.

The painting depicts the Pharisee with a rude, dark skin is trying to lure Jesus to make political statement on the question “Are Jews allowed to pay taxes to the Roman emperor” and Jesus with a soft, pale skin taking the coin which holds Caesar’s name and inscription and saying : “Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and give to God what is God’s.”

Source/Photographer: The York Project:10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei