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The Deliverance of Jonah / The Resurrection of Christ

Photo: © Dombauarchiv Köln

Christ emerges from the tomb carrying a flag with a cross as a symbol of his victory. The sleeping guards can be seen beside the sarcophagus.

The left-hand scene shows the Old Testament story of the Prophet Jonah, who was swallowed by a great fish (whale). Here we see the whale spitting Jonah back onto land. Christ himself drew the comparison between Jonah, who spent three days in the belly of the fish, and the Messiah, who rose from the dead after three days, in the New Testament.

Kulturstiftung Kölner Dom Das Generationenprojekt 11.000 Sterne für den Kölner Dom ZENTRAL-DOMBAU-VEREIN ZU KÖLN VON 1842 DOMKLOSTER 4