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The Adoration of the Golden Calf - 18th Century Italy
The Adoration of the Golden Calf - 18th Century Italy - Paintings & Drawings Style
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7 000 €
Period :
18th century
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Medium :
Oil on canvas
Paintings & Drawings  - The Adoration of the Golden Calf - 18th Century Italy
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The Adoration of the Golden Calf - 18th Century Italy

Old painting old oil on canvas with contemporary frame representing "The Adoration of the Golden Calf". In the book of Exodus it is said that after the Jews left Egypt, while Moses had gone up Mount Sinai to speak to God and receive the Ten Commandments, the Israelites, believing that he would not would never come back, asked Aaron to make them a god. in order to be able to worship him ("Make us a god who walks at our head, because to this Moses, the man who brought us out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what happened"). Aaron gathered their gold jewelry and melted it down forged a golden statue of a calf, and they worshiped it saying, "Behold your God, O Israel, who brought you out of the land of Egypt!". Aaron built an altar in front of the calf and proclaimed that the next day was a feast dedicated to the Lord. So the next day everyone got up early and “offered burnt offerings and made fellowship sacrifices. People sat down to eat and drink, then got up to have fun ”. God told Moses what the Israelites were doing in the camp, "It wasn't long before they turned away from the way I had shown them! ... Now let my anger ignite against them and destroy them. Instead, of you I will. make. a great nation. "Moses pleaded with God to spare the Israelites and forgive them, and the" Lord gave up His purpose to harm His people. " Later, Moses came down from the mountain, but seeing that the golden calf was angry, he threw the tablets of the commandments to the ground, breaking them, and bitterly rebuked Aaron and all the Israelites. Then he burned the calf with fire, crushed it to dust, scattered it in the water, and forced the Israelites to drink. Conditions: Excellent condition. Measures: 116x145cm. Provenance: Naples XVIII century.

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Borrelli Antichita


18th Century Oil Painting