Frieze of Prophets, north wall, detail of central panel

Frieze of Prophets, north wall (continued)

The central panel of the three on the north wall portion of the frieze presents an earlier moment in time, depicting Moses as the ancient first prophet. Sargent used an archaic and sculptural manner to render Moses with the tablets of the law, flanked by Elijah and Joshua; this manner contrasts with his naturalistic depiction of other figures in the frieze.

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Frieze of Prophets, detail, north wall, central panel
(1999 photo)
The Triumph of Religion