Laban Divide The Flock
5th century, with
medieval and modern restorations
Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome
In the upper register Jacob asks to be paid for his services. In the
lower register he and Laban divide the flock: the pure white animals
for Laban, and the speckle, spotted, or black ones for Jacob.
is part of the
extensive series of Old Testament scenes portrayed in mosaics along the
two walls of the nave. Click here for
links to several of the others.
More of Jacob
Photographed at the
site by Richard Stracke