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        The Prophet Elijah and the Fiery Chariot, c.1570

        Russian School, (16th century). Russian. Medium: tempera on panel. Date: c.1570. Elijah, in company with Elisha (Eliseus), approaches the Jordan. He rolls up his mantle and strikes the water (2 Kings 2:8). The water immediately divides and Elijah and Elisha cross on dry land. Suddenly, a chariot of fire and horses of fire appear and Elijah is lifted up in a whirlwind. As Elijah is lifted up, his mantle falls to the ground and Elisha picks it up. Provenance: Regional Art Museum, Solvychegodsk. Photographic Rights held by The Bridgeman Art Library.

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