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Jonah cast forth from the whale

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Place made: United States, New York
Date made: 1846
Materials: ink; paper; mounted
Measurements: 5 1/4 in x 7 1/2 in
Nomenclature: Jonah
Classification: whales

Black and white engraving. The center image depicts Jonah cast onto some rocks by the sharp-toothed whale. The border is decorated with intricate floral motifs and wheat stalks, and two maidens in white robes and flower crowns flank the left and right sides of the frame. The image comes from Harper's Illuminated Bible, where it was originally displayed in Chapter II on p. 819.


AF-JA-0212