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Jacob blessed two sons of Joseph. Despite Joseph, he raises his right hand on the head of the younger, Ephraim, to whom he predicted a more glorious posterity than his older brother Manasseh (Genesis, xlviii, 14-21)

Marc Chagall

Jacob blessed two sons of Joseph. Despite Joseph, he raises his right hand on the head of the younger, Ephraim, to whom he predicted a more glorious posterity than his older brother Manasseh (Genesis, xlviii, 14-21)

Marc Chagall
  • Original Title: Jacob bénit les deux fils de Joseph. Malgré Joseph, il pose sa main droite sur la tête du cadet, Ephraïm, auquel il prédit une plus glorieuse postérité qu'à son frère aîné Manassé (Genèse, XLVIII, 14-21)
  • Date: c.1956; France 
  • Style: Naïve Art (Primitivism)
  • Series: Etchings for the Bible (1930-1939; 1952-1956)
  • Genre: religious painting
  • Media: etching, paper
  • Tag: Manasseh, Hebrew-Bible, Judaism, Ephraim
  • Dimensions: 29.7 x 23.6 cm