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Sculpture of Moses with Tablets of the Law

ca. 1170
Made in Noyon, Picardy (Oise), France
Limestone, polychromy
Overall: 49 x 15 3/4 x 13 3/8 in. (124.5 x 40 x 34 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Raymond Pitcairn, 1965
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 304
Picardy, from the Cathedral of Noyon; Raymond Pitcairn 1885–1966, Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania (until 1965)
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