Genuine Bronze on Marble Base Signed Sculpture Moses Holding 10 Commandments. This product description is originally written in English.
Please find below an automatic translation in French. If you have any questions, please contact us. This sculpture is in perfect condition. Bronze dimensions with marble base: Height 13" x Width 7" Marble dimensions: 7" x 7" Height without base: 12 Weight: 15 pounds Inventory: 27Y0104372.Presenting an exquisite bronze replica of the famous Michelangelo sculpture, "Moses". Originally made of marble by the esteemed artist between 1513 and 1515, this sculpture depicts the biblical figure Moses, intended to be part of Pope Julius II's tomb. Peter's Basilica, the sculpture and tomb found their place in the minor church of San Pietro in Vincoli on the Esquiline Hill in Rome after the pope's death. This church was important to the Della Rovere family, from which Julius originated and where he had been a cardinal. The sculpture of Moses is an iconic representation, notable for its distinctive depiction of Moses with horns adorning his head. This curious detail comes from a mistranslation of Exodus 34:29-35 by Saint Jerome. In the original text, Moses is described as having "rays of the skin of his face," which Jerome, in the Vulgate translation, interpreted as "horns" (related to the Latin word for "radiance").
This translation error became entrenched in artistic representations over time. Michelangelo considered his creation of Moses to be one of his most realistic and remarkable achievements.Legend has it that after completing the sculpture, he struck his right knee, ordering, "Now, speak!" As if he believed that the sculpture contained a spark of life. A visible scar on the knee bears the mark of Michelangelo's hammer, adding to the mystique of this masterpiece. Our meticulously crafted bronze replica of Michelangelo's Moses is a testament to the artistry of the original. Handmade using the traditional "lost-wax" method, the sculpture captures the essence and fine details of the original marble. With its dark brown patina, it exudes timeless elegance and gracefully rests on a black marble base. Owning this bronze replica allows you to bring home a piece of art history and marvel at the genius of Michelangelo. Display it proudly as a symbol of beauty, craftsmanship, and the enduring legacy of one of the greatest sculptors in the world.
Michelangelo's Moses Bronze Statue Sculpture Figure Jewish Biblical Decor 13" x 7" YRD-010. Paste the link into a browser window. As if he believed that.