The Rape of
5th century, with
medieval and modern restorations
Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome
In the upper register Jacob buys from the sons of Hemor a field in
which to pitch his tents. See Genesis
In the lower register he is informed that one of the sons of Hemor has
raped his daughter Dinah.
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