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Death and Burial of the Prophet Micah
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Death and Burial of the Prophet Micah


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Description At the left, Micah is about to be pushed over a cliff at the order of King Jotham of Judah (ruled probably 740-736 BCE). At the right, two men have laid the prophet's dead body into a stone coffin. The elder one is raising his veiled hands to his chin as a sign of mourning.
Exhibitions
  • Early Christian and Byzantine Art. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. 1947.
Provenance Greek Patriarchal Library of Alexandria, cod. 33 [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Léon Gruel (?), Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1930, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1930

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Period
ca. 1025-1050
Medium
ink and pigments on very high quality parchment
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.521.36R
Measurements
11 11/16 x 9 5/16 in. (29.7 x 23.6 cm)
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