The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of August 27, 2016

Jonah Cast Up, c. 280-290

marble, Overall: 41.50 x 36.00 x 18.50 cm (16 5/16 x 14 1/8 x 7 1/4 inches). John L. Severance Fund 1965.238

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. 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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