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The Story of Moses (The Israelites gathering Manna)

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Lorenzo COSTA , about 1459/60 - 1535

The Story of Moses (The Israelites gathering Manna)


Date: after 1508
Medium: Glue on linen
Dimensions: 119.3 x 78.7 cm
Acquisition credit: Layard Bequest, 1916

During their exodus from Egypt, the Israelites were short of food in the wilderness, and God provided manna, a miraculous food, from Heaven. Old Testament (Exodus 16: 14-36). Moses, on the left, directs the Israelites to gather up the heavenly bread.

Both this painting and 'The Dance of Miriam' are probably two of the eight Old Testament pictures by Costa recorded in the ducal collections in Mantua in 1665.

Subjects

Mythological

Keywords

Food, People, Religion, Adults, Man, Men, Women, Christianity, Miracles, Religious, Mythological, Beard, Christian, God, Old Testament, Adult, Male, Males, Females, Ladies, Miracle, Miraculous, Facial Hair, Holy Father, God the Father, Pre-Christian, Mythology, Legend, Gathering, Mountains, Containers, Outdoor, Vertical, Mountain, Mount, Outside, Outdoors, Exterior, Exteriors, Open air, Openair, Container, Story of Moses, Israelites, Manna, exodus from Egypt, directs, heavenly bread, gratitude

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This image is part of the group:

"Two Scenes from the Story of Moses"

Other images in group:

The Story of Moses (The Israelites gathering Manna)
NG3103
The Story of Moses (The Dance of Miriam)
NG3104