Olga's Gallery

Alessandro Botticelli

Scenes from the Life of Moses.

1481-1482. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Rome, Italy. Read Note.

Alessandro Botticelli. Scenes from the Life of Moses.

Scenes from the Life of Moses - are to be read from right to left: Moses, in a shining yellow garment, angrily strikes an Egyptian overseer and then flees to the Midianites. There he disperses a group of shepherds, who were preventing the daughter of Jethro from drawing water at the well. After the divine revelation in the burning bush at the top left, Moses obeys God's commandment and leads the people of Israel in a triumphant procession from slavery in Egypt. More about Moses