Temptation of Moses, Bearer of the Written Law

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  • Temptation of Moses, Bearer of the Written Law
  • Trials of Moses
  • View: Full view of painting

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Title

Temptation of Moses, Bearer of the Written Law
Trials of Moses
View: Full view of painting

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. This is one of three frescoes that were executed by Botticelli and his workshop as part of the same project. The theme of the frescoes 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. The fresco shows several episodes of Moses' youth, taken from Exodus. It parallels the fresco on the opposite wall, also by Botticelli, which depicts the Temptations of Jesus. The frieze has the inscription TEMPTATIO MOISI LEGIS SCRIPTAE LATORIS.

Creator

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

Source

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

Date

1481-1482 (creation)

Contributor

Fredlund, William

Rights

publicDomain

Format

348.5 cm (height) x 558 cm (width)

Type

fresco (painting)

Identifier

bott079x.jpg

Coverage

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

Files

Citation

Sandro Botticelli (Italian painter, ca. 1444-1510), “Temptation of Moses, Bearer of the Written Law,” Institute Images Online, accessed December 16, 2017, http://westerncivart.com/items/show/2763.

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