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Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn: Moses Found

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn 1606 – 1669

Moses Found

oil on canvas (47 × 59 cm) — 1635 Museum Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia

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This work is linked to Exodus 2:6

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Egypt's Pharaoh has decided that all male Hebrew children must be killed. Moses' mother manages to keep her son hidden for a few months but then she is forced to abandon the child in an unusual manner.

She lays Moses in a basket and leaves it on the bank of a river. Here we witness how Pharaoh's daughter finds the basket, after having bathed in the river. She decides to take care of the child.

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