The Israelites Cross the Red Sea: Mosaic in Santa Maria Maggiore

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

The Israelites stand safe on the left while Pharaoh (the one in the white beard?) and his men drown in the sea. See Exodus 14.

This is part of the extensive series of Old Testament scenes portrayed in mosaics along the two walls of the nave. To view the others, follow this link.

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