Israelites Oppressed

Israelites Oppressed

On the lunette directly below the ceiling vault, Sargent painted the enslaved Israelites, violently set upon by an Egyptian pharaoh, at left, and an Assyrian king, at right. Along with their powerful attendants in various animal forms, these rulers trample underfoot the dead and the oppressed of many nations.
Israelites Oppressed, north wall lunette, installed 1895
Oil on canvas with plaster reliefs
(1999 photo)
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