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Moses brought before Pharaoh's Daughter

Photo credit: The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

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Pharaoh had ordered that all first-born Hebrew sons be killed and to avoid this fate, the baby Moses was placed in a rush basket in the river Nile, where he was rescued and brought before Pharaoh's daughter (Exodus 2: 3–10). This painting and 'The Trial of Moses' (also from the studio of Bonifazio de' Pitati), in their subjects, dimensions and handling, seem to be companion pieces, perhaps 'cassone' panels.

The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology



oil on canvas laid on panel


H 27 x W 81 cm

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Purchased, 1936

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