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The Prophet Joel

Wearing an ash-blue tunic with pink reflections and a red mantle, Joel--the herald of terrible calamities on the earth and the darkening of the sun and the moon in the sky--is portrayed frontally, as he sits unwinding and reading a scroll, His intent face, framed by locks of white hair, and the pose of his body express energy, together with a degree of tension. Behind him, two boys converse; one of them holds a book bound in green. Pentimenti executed a secco have been identified along the sides and arks of the prophet


The Prophet JoelWearing an ash-blue tunic with pink reflections and a red mantle, Joel--the herald of terrible calamities on the earth and the darkening of the sun and the moon in the sky--is portrayed frontally, as he sits unwinding and reading a scroll, His intent face, framed by locks of white hair, and the pose of his body express energy, together with a degree of tension. Behind him, two boys converse; one of them holds a book bound in green. Pentimenti executed a secco have been identified along the sides and arks of the prophet