Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn 1606 – 1669

Moses Smashing the Tables of the Law

oil on canvas (167 × 135 cm) — 1659 Museum Gemäldegalerie der Staatlichen Museen, Berlin

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn biography

This work is linked to Exodus 32:19

Moses had received tables with the Ten Commandments from God, which he could use to teach the rules to his people. But while he was away, the people again neglected God's word. When Moses saw the people dancing around a golden calf, he smashed the tables out of frustration.

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