Conturbation of the Laws of Moses

All Titles

  • Conturbation of the Laws of Moses
  • Punishment of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram
  • View: Partial view (Arch of Constantine)

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Title

Conturbation of the Laws of Moses
Punishment of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram
View: Partial view (Arch of Constantine)

Subject

Old Testament and Apocrypha; Moses (Biblical leader)

Description

Conturbation of the Laws of Moses is a fresco by the Italian Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli, executed in 1480-1482 and located in the Sistine Chapel, Rome. The theme of the decoration was a parallel between the Stories of Moses and those of Christ, as a sign of continuity between the Old and the New Testament. A continuity also between the divine law of the Tables and the message of Jesus, who, in turn, chose Peter (the first alleged bishop of Rome) as his successor: this would finally result into a legitimation of the latter's successors, the popes of Rome.

Creator

Sandro Botticelli (Italian painter, ca. 1444-1510)

Source

Description: Wikipedia; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

Date

1481-1482 ()

Contributor

Fredlund, William

Rights

publicDomain

Format

348.5 cm (height) x 570 cm (width)

Type

fresco (painting)

Identifier

bott077x.jpg

Coverage

Sistine Chapel (Rome (Vatican City), Santa Sede (Holy See), Italy)
Renaissance

Files

Citation

Sandro Botticelli (Italian painter, ca. 1444-1510), “Conturbation of the Laws of Moses,” Institute Images Online, accessed December 16, 2018, http://westerncivart.com/items/show/2761.

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