A few months later, I think it was for Father's Day, my daughter made me very happy by crafting a similar piece of art for me. I couldn't be more pleased with it. Well, maybe I would be slightly more pleased if she had used more than two dogs. But I love it; it really captures the spirit of the work of Flo Boatright. And, thus, I am going to "pull rank" this Christmas, and demand that this be hung on our tree in a prominent location!
The story which inspired this work of art is, of course, found in 2 Kings, the 9th Chapter:
And when Jehu was come to Jezreel, Jezebel heard of it; and she painted her face, and tired her head, and looked out at a window.
And as Jehu entered in at the gate, she said, Had Zimri peace, who slew his master?
And he lifted up his face to the window, and said, Who is on my side? who? And there looked out to him two or three eunuchs.
And he said, Throw her down. So they threw her down: and some of her blood was sprinkled on the wall, and on the horses: and he trode her under foot.
And when he was come in, he did eat and drink, and said, Go, see now this cursed woman, and bury her: for she is a king's daughter.
And they went to bury her: but they found no more of her than the skull, and the feet, and the palms of her hands.
Wherefore they came again, and told him. And he said, This is the word of the LORD, which he spake by his servant Elijah the Tishbite, saying, In the portion of Jezreel shall dogs eat the flesh of Jezebel: