Jacob and Rachel

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

In the upper register Jacob rebukes his uncle Laban for not letting him marry Rachel. In the lower register the wedding takes place at last. See Genesis 29:16-30.

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.