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Narthex Mosaic: First Dream of Pharaoh

The first dream of Pharaoh: seven lean cows devour seven fat cows (Genesis 41:17-21). Joseph interprets these to mean that seven years of abundance will be followed by seven years of famine. Detail of mosaics depicting scenes from the life of Joseph on a cupola in the north narthex, 13th century. Basilica di San Marco, Venice, Italy.

Photo © Holly Hayes.

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