Examples for the depiction of Jacob’s Ladder/Dream from the history of art.

"Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Harran. When he reached a certain place, he stopped for the night because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones there, he put it under his head and lay down to sleep. He had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of G-d were ascending and descending on it.
There above it stood the Lord, and he said: “I am the Lord, the G-d of your father Abraham and the G-d of Isaac. I will give you and your descendants the land on which you are lying.”  Genesis 28:10-13.

The Golden Haggadah: Jacob’s dream (1320)

Sarajevo (or Barcelona) Haggadah: Jacob’s dream (1350)

Marc Chagall: Fear not my servant Jacob (1938)

Marc Chagall: Jacob’s Ladder (1956)

Rembrandt van Rijn: Jacob’s Ladder (1635-1645)

Albert Houthuesen: Jacob’s Ladder (1966)

Catacomb of the Via Latina: Jacob’s ladder / Jacob’s dream at Bethel

Sister Haggadah: Jacob’s Ladder (14th century)

José de Ribera: Jacob’s dream (1639)

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