Vitale da Bologna, Jacob Blesses His Twelve Sons

Circa 1351-60
Pomposa Abbey, Codigoro, Italy

In Genesis 49 Jacob is about to die, so he calls his twelve sons together, prophesies about their future, and gives his final blessing to Joseph, "the crown…among his brethren." Presumably Joseph is the one in front receiving that blessing.

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Photographed at the abbey by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.