Sunday, June 18, 2017

The Confusion of Tongues (1865)


The Confusion of Tongues (1865)
Gustave DorĂ© 1832 – 1883
engraving — 1865
Genesis 11:4 - And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
Doré based his Tower of Babel on the minaret of the Great Mosque of Samarra, in present day Iraq. The minaret is 52 m high and has a spiralling cone.

On the foreground: the people of the world, punished by the Confusion of the Tongues for their disobedience to God.
>>>> Tower of Babel



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