The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of October 22, 2016

Jonah Swallowed, 280-290

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.

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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