Not on display
In this dramatic image Watts presents the gaunt Old Testament prophet Jonah warning the Ninevites to repent of their behaviour. The sins he denounces are shown in three parallel friezes, based on sculptures from the walls of Nebuchadnezzar’s palace: gambling, drunkenness, and greed – indicated by a group of figures crawling up to the money bags scattered on the floor.
Gallery label, September 2004
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