Michelangelo Buonarroti 1475 – 1564
The Prophet Ezekiel
fresco — 1508-1512 Sistine Chapel, Vatican City
This work is linked to Ezekiel 1:1
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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