Carved from the gilded pages of scripture and undoubtedly one of the greatest works of all time.
FROM SCRIPTURE, TO TOMB… AND NOW, YOUR COLLECTION
MICHELANGELO’S MOSES SCULPTED FROM EXODUS 32:1 – 34:29
In 1505 Pope Julius II commissioned Michelangelo Buonarroti to create the tomb where he would finally be laid to rest in 1513. The most prominent feature of this tomb would be an angry, horned Moses.
Our story begins in Exodus 32:1. Having not seen Moses for some time, Aaron declares the Jews cast their gold into a fire to produce a Golden Calf of worship. Finally descending from Mt Sinai, Moses observes this pagan-like activity. And it is told in Exodus 32:19, that the enraged Prophet cast the tablets he was holding from his hands, smashing the 10 Commandments beneath the Mountain.
… Michelangelo captures perfectly the raw emotion of Moses. Eyes darkened and veins throbbing in his arm, left foot poised for action, he grips the tablets in his right hand, ready to shatter.
BUT WHY THE STRANGE HORNS?
After the sin, Moses returns to the Lord and it is there we find the answers to the mysterious horns in Exodus 34:29. “He knew not that his face was horned from the conversation of the Lord." This has come to mean beams of light. Something that was also witnessed by the Jews when Moses returned from the Lord with a new, second set of commandments.
The illustrious 3D artist Cosmin Morar has been commissioned to replicate Michelangelo’s sculpture of this intense biblical story. From flowing beard to steely gaze, not a single detail has been overlooked.
Moses has been cast in silver high in the mountains of Thailand by silversmiths renowned for their rich silversmith ancestry. He comes to you with certificate of authentication, unique serial number and protective case.