Facsimile of a Dome Painting in the Bagawat Chapel of Exodus: Detail, Isaiah

Two men saw Isaiah in half using a two-handled bucksaw. Above the prophet is his name in Greek letters: ΗCΑΙΑC. In the 3rd century Origen mentioned a tradition that Isaiah had been put to death in this way.

View the entire right side of the dome.

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Photographed at the museum by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.