A Visual Analysis Of “Jonah Cast Up”

The whole sculpture is 15 inches tall, 16 inches long, and 812 inches wide. The Jonah figure is missing a left hand which has broken off over time. It is a statue showing action and movement by the way Jonah is being cast up and out of the whale's mouth. The sculpture, as all of "The Jonah Group,aE is constructed of white marble from Roman Imperial quarries in Ancient Phrygia. Having been unearthed from a large pithos in central turkey, nearly fifty percent of the sculpture's surface remains covered with a thin layer of light brown dirt or dust. The surface is so smoothly shaped that the stone looks soft to the touch. Under an outdoor fountain, the wet statue would have a brilliant white shine. The figure of Jonah has a well proportioned, muscular, upper body sculpted resembling a Greek God. He has a full beard and wavy flowing hair. In this sculpture, only his top half is visible, and he is not wearing a tunic. His arms are outstretched above his head palms open flat, as if thrusting his way up out of the beast. He seems completel


 
 
 
 
 
 
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Cast UpaE, Lord Whale, Christ Bible, jonah cast upae,



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