Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History



  • Table base with the Story of Jonah, early 4th century
    Roman
    Marble; 19 1/2 x 24 x 13 1/4 in. (49.5 x 61 x 33.7 cm)
    Gift of John Todd Edgar, 1877 (77.7)

    The sculpture portrays two key episodes from the biblical story of Johan in succession: first, he is thrown overboard during a great storm at sea and swallowed by a great fish; then, after three days, Jonah is saved when the fish vomits. A testament to the power of faith, the Jonah story was embraced by Christians as foretelling the story of Jesus' resurrection from the dead after three days.

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  • Table base with the Story of Jonah, early 4th century
    Roman
    Marble; 19 1/2 x 24 x 13 1/4 in. (49.5 x 61 x 33.7 cm)
    Gift of John Todd Edgar, 1877 (77.7)

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