Lucas van Leyden 1494 – 1533

The Adoration of the Golden Calf

oil on panel (93 cm high; center panel 67 cm wide; side panels 31 cm wide) — c. 1530 Museum Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Lucas van Leyden biography

This work is linked to Exodus 32:4

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A triptych by Lucas van Leyden. While Moses receives the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai, his people lose faith in their god. Although forbidden, Moses' brother Aaron casts a golden calf, an idol, and the people sing and dance around it.

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