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Moses before the Burning Bush
  • Alfred Rethel
    1816–1859
    born: Diepenbend, Germany ; died: Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Moses before the Burning Bush, circa 1839
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • pencil
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 32.5 x 14.5 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 12 3/4 x 5 11/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1968.0018
Description

Moses before God in the burning bush. At bottom Moses with Shepherd's crook under his arm, kneels and covers his face with his left hand. Beside him are his sandals. In center is the bush and standing in it encircled by flames is a full-bearded God. His right hand blessing Moses. The left hand is raised.