Citation"Jacob and the Angel
(Gustave Moreau) , 1943.266,” Harvard Art Museums collections online, Feb 23, 2024, https://hvrd.art/o/230113.
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A young man in a loincloth stands in a slight crouch, facing us and turning to the left, with his reaching arms outstretched in front of him. His eyes are raised as his head is bowed forward and to the left. Standing just behind him on the rocky ground of a mountainside, is a winged human-like being, arrayed in ornate robes of red, pale gold, and blue, rays of light radiating from its brilliant gold halo. The figure looks toward us and with one hand clutches the man’s arm. Behind them, bright clouds pass in front of a full moon in a deep blue sky.