Start in the atrium, facing the 1916 building.
Permanent Collection Catalogue Available
Late Roman, Asia Minor, early Christian, 3rd century
marble, Overall: 41.5 x 36 x 18.5 cm (16 5/16 x 14 1/8 x 7 1/4 in.). John L. Severance Fund 1965.238
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. He spent three days praying inside the beast before being cast ashore. Here, the beast spits Jonah out of its mouth.
Bavarian Nationalmuseum, Munich (5/10/2007 - 9/16/2007) and the J. Paul Getty Musuem, Los Angeles (10/30/2007 - 1/20/2008): "Sacred Gifts and Worldly Treasures: Medieval Masterworks from the Cleveland Museum of Art"
Royal Academy of Art, London (10/25/2008 - 3/22/2009): "Byzantium, 330-1453", ex. cat. no 1, p. 52.
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