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Santa Maria Maggiore: Nave Mosaic (c. 435): Arrival of Jacob

Nave Mosaic (c. 435): Arrival of Jacob

Scenes from Genesis 29. Top: Rachel announces the arrival of Jacob, with two shepherds behiind her. Bottom left: Meeting of Laban and Jacob. Bottom right: Leah and Rachel bring Jacob into the house. Detail of mosaic in the nave, set up by Pope Sixtus III (432-40). Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome, Italy.