Olga's Gallery

Alessandro Botticelli

The Punishment of Korah.

1481-1482. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Rome, Italy. Read Note.

Alessandro Botticelli. The Punishment of Korah.

The Punishment of Korah - from right to left, the fresco shows 3 episodes of the revolt against Moses' and Aaron's authority. On the right Joshua is defending Moses from the rebellious people who want to stone him. In the center, the sons of Aaron and Levi are attempting to dispute Aaron's right to be a priest. On the left, the earth is opening up at Moses' command and is swallowing the rebels. Only the innocent are saved