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Michelangelo Buonarroti: The Prophet Ezekiel

Michelangelo Buonarroti 1475 – 1564

The Prophet Ezekiel

fresco — 1508-1512 Museum Sistine Chapel, Vatican City

Michelangelo Buonarroti biography

This work is linked to Ezekiel 1:1

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Ezekiel was the third great prophet of Israel, usually ranking after Isaiah and Jeremiah. He was active during the Babylonian Exile, a turbulent episode in Jewish history. His life and works are collected in the book of Ezekiel.

This is one of the frescoes showing prophets in the Sistine Chapel. It is part of Michelangelo's ceiling decoration.

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