|Detail of Ascension of Elijah by A. Gassel|
This is a detail of a larger, traditional depiction of the prophet Elijah being taken into heaven by God's chariot. Come see the whole painting at North River Gallery. See page above for gallery information.
The story is told in 2Kings 2 "As [ Elijah and Elisha the protege of Elijah] were walking along and talking together, suddenly a chariot of fire and horses of fire appeared and separated the two of them, and Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind."