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Moses Striking the Rock from a set of the Life of Moses

Designer:
Designed by Agostino Melissi (Italian, Florence ca. 1615–1683 Florence)
Maker:
Weaving workshop directed by Bernardino van Asselt (Flemish, active 1629–73)
Date:
ca. 1650–57
Culture:
Italian, Florence
Medium:
Wool, silk (13-15 warps per inch, 6 per cm.)
Dimensions:
H. 192 x W. 204 inches (487.7 x 518.2 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Tapestries
Credit Line:
Gift of the family of Frederic W. Rhinelander, 1920
Accession Number:
20.63
Not on view
Signature: Outer guard, lower right: BERN° VANASSEL.TF

Inscription: SILEX ICTIBVS MOYSI OBEDIENS /ERVBESCAT COR HOMINS /DEI BENEFICYS CONTVMAX
[The rock [is] obedient to Moses's blows; [let] the heart of men, irresponsive to God's gifts, blush]
Private Collection, France ; Frederic W. Rhinelander (acquired in Paris, until 1904) ; Family of Frederic W. Rhinelander (by descent, until 1920; gifted to MMA)
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