Destruction of Nineveh.
 
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Title:Destruction of Nineveh
Notes:Quatrefoil on the western exterior, depicting figs falling into people's mouths as a symbol of the fall of Nineveh's fortresses.
Date:1220-1240
Building:Cathédrale d'Amiens
Object/Function:Relief sculpture
Material:Stone
City/Town:Amiens
Country:France

Scripture:Nahum 3:12
Person as Subject:Nahum (Biblical prophet)
General Subject:Nineveh
Figs
Tree
Library of Congress Subject:Christian art and symbolism -- France -- Amiens -- Medieval, 500-1500
ICONCLASS Number:71O813
Index of Christian Art Number:20 A51 CND 14W,002 D2

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Record Number:29292 Last Updated: 2011-01-12 12:28:42 Record Created: 2003-04-26 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition