The Prophet Amos

The Iconography

There isn't much of an iconographic tradition for Amos. In the East he is likely to have a gray or white beard like the one at right, sometimes forked, and hair parted in the middle. In Western images that do not follow the Eastern examples he sometimes has a round, visorless hat, as in the second picture at right by Melozzo da Forlì.

Prepared in 2020 by Richard Stracke, Emeritus Professor of English, Augusta University.


Amos in a 12th-century fresco fragment. (See the description page.)

Amos in his round hat. (Source: Wikimedia Commons.)

The prophet as pictured in a ceiling panel at Santa Maria Miracoli in Venice (Photo: Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license).


  • Lived in the 8th century B.C.