The Scapegoat

This was painted during a trip to the Holy Land and refers to an Old Testament account that on the Day of Atonement a ‘scape’ goat had its horns wrapped in red cloth, representing the sins of a community, before being driven off.

Typical of Pre-Raphaelite work, Hunt chose vibrant colours that didn’t go down well with his C19th audience.

Take a closer look, does all seem as it should?

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