Saturday, June 17, 2017

Ruth and Obed (1508-1512)

Ruth and Obed (1508-1512)
Michelangelo Buonarroti 1475 – 1564
fresco — 1508-1512
Ruth 4:17 - And the women her neighbours gave it a name, saying, There is a son born to Naomi; and they called his name Obed: he is the father of Jesse, the father of David.
This is Ruth holding the infant Obed, her and Boaz' son. Obed would become king David's grandfather.

The woman could also be Naomi, Ruth's mother-in-law from a previous marriage. She nursed the child.

The fresco is the left half of one of the arches in the Sistine Chapel. The other half shows Boaz.
>>>> Ruth

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