Jonah Swallowed

Jonah Swallowed

AD 280–90

Marble

Overall: 50.4 x 15.5 x 26.9 cm (19 13/16 x 6 1/8 x 10 9/16 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1965.237

Description

After disobeying the Lord’s command to proclaim judgment on the city of Nineveh, the Old Testament prophet Jonah was cast into the sea and swallowed by a sea monster. Here, the beast swallows Jonah headfirst.

See also
Department: 
Medieval Art
Type of artwork: 
Sculpture
Medium: 
Marble

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