late Roman, Asia Minor, early Christian, 3rd century
marble, Overall: 50.38 x 15.50 x 26.90 cm (19 13/16 x 6 1/16 x 10 9/16 inches). John L. Severance Fund 1965.237
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.