Start in the atrium, facing the 1916 building.
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late Roman, Asia Minor, early Christian, 3rd century
marble, Overall: 50.3 x 15.5 x 26.9 cm (19 13/16 x 6 1/16 x 10 9/16 in.). John L. Severance Fund 1965.237
After disobeying the Lordâ€™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.
Bavarian Nationalmuseum, Munich (5/10/2007 - 9/16/2007), the J. Paul Getty Musuem, Los Angeles (10/30/2007 - 1/20/2008) and Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN (2/13/2009 - 6/7/2009): "Sacred Gifts and Worldly Treasures: Medieval Masterworks from the Cleveland Museum of Art"
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