A Proper 19 Art for Readings September 11, 2011

ROSSELLI, Cosimo
(b. 1439, Firenze, d. 1507, Firenze)
Click to open Web Gallery of Art Artist Biography and to explore other works by this artist.

Crossing of the Red Sea
1481-82
Fresco, 350 x 572 cm
Cappella Sistina, Vatican
Click to open Web Gallery of Art display page. They mistakenly say Miriam is holding a drum, probably following the text which says tambourine. Artistic license has given her what looks like a type of zither. By including Miriam this painting works for both the Crossing of the Red Sea and the Song of Miriam – alternative readings for today.
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