B Lent 4, Art for Readings for March 18, 2012

MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
(b. 1475, Caprese, d. 1564, Roma)
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The Brazen Serpent
1511
Fresco, 585 x 985 cm
Cappella Sistina, Vatican
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This imagery, serpent & pole, seems widespread in a variety of cultures. Click for myriad images relating to the brazen serpent.


Click for wikipedia article on The Nehushtan.


Click for wikipedia article on the Rod of Asclepius.


Click for wikipedia article on the Caduceus.

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