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Moses. 1513-1515. Statue by Michelangelo (1475-1564). Marble

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Moses. 1513-1515. Statue by Michelangelo (1475-1564). Marble

Moses. 1513-1515. Statue by Michelangelo (Michelangelo Buonarroti) (1475-1564). Marble. San Pietro in Vincoli Church. Rome. Italy

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This breathtaking marble statue of Moses, created by the renowned Italian artist Michelangelo Buonarroti between 1513 and 1515, is a masterpiece of the High Renaissance period. Housed in the San Pietro in Vincoli Church in Rome, Italy, this sculpture showcases Michelangelo's exceptional skill in capturing the essence of human form and expression. Moses is depicted as an elderly man with a long, flowing beard and intricately pleated garments. His face is characterized by deep lines, conveying both wisdom and intensity. The statue's most distinctive feature is the two horns that protrude from Moses' head, which were added based on the biblical description of Moses' encounter with God at Mount Sinai, where he was said to have received the Ten Commandments. Michelangelo sourced the marble for this statue from the quarries of Carrara in Tuscany, Italy. The statue's intricate details and lifelike quality are a testament to the artist's mastery of the medium. The statue's placement in the San Pietro in Vincoli Church, which was commissioned by Pope Julius II, reflects the close relationship between the Catholic Church and the arts during the Cinquecento, or the 16th century in Europe. This statue of Moses is a must-see for anyone interested in the history of art, particularly the European Renaissance. Its intricate details and lifelike quality continue to captivate viewers and inspire artists to this day.

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