Jacob Is Told of Joseph's Death

5th century, with medieval and modern restorations
Mosaic
Nave, Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome

One of Joseph's brothers shows the boy's bloody cloak to his father. See Genesis 37:17-35. This is part of the extensive series of Old Testament scenes along the two walls of the nave. Follow this link for links to the others.

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