Plaque with Moses, Aaron, and the Brazen Serpent


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 304

The Book of Numbers describes a Brazen (brass) Serpent that Moses, following God’s instructions, set on a column, the sight of which would heal the children of Israel. Christians considered it a prototype of Jesus on the cross.

Plaque with Moses, Aaron, and the Brazen Serpent, Champlevé enamel, copper alloy, gilt, German

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