#16: The Prophet Jeremiah.
The prophet Jeremiah is also known as the “weeping prophet.” The document on the left next to his throne bears the letter ALEF, which form the beginning of the Lamentations of Jeremiah in the Old Testament. This may explain the withdrawn and resigned expression. Michelangelo depicts Jeremiah neither engrossed in the written text nor alarmed by God’s message, but instead in a melancholy mood with his head resting on his hand. Even the accompanying figures in the background are evidence of his pain.
Ancient clothing patterns
#15: The Prophet Ezekiel
The priest and prophet Ezekiel lived in the early 6th century BC. Michelangelo depicts him as an old man who was engrossed in his reading but has now suddenly turned around to look behind him. Ezekiel’s gaze is focused on the hands of the small accompanying figure in the background, which are stretching up toward the heavens. They refer to the source of Hod’s message. Gestures play a central role in a large number of the ceiling frescoes painted by Michelangelo. Ezekiel’s open right hand, for example, can also be understood as a gesture of both amazement and readiness to receive the message.
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