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Moses and the Brazen Serpent Cesare Ligari (1716-1770)

Moses and the Brazen Serpent

Cesare Ligari (1716-1770)

  • TITLE

    : Moses and the Brazen Serpent
  • AUTHOR

    : Cesare Ligari (1716-1770)
  • INVENTARIO

    : 142
  • DATE

    : 1740
  • TYPE

    : Painting
  • TECNIQUE

    : Oil on canvas
  • DIMENSIONS

    : 126 × 163 cm
  • SUBJECT

    : Sacred art
  • SCUOLA PITTORICA

    : 18th century painting
  • ROOM

    : 17

On the back of the canvas we read that “Cesare Ligari son of Pietro painted this, in Venice, 1740”. The work was donated to the Ambrosiana by a descendant of theirs, Angelo Ligari. The painting shows the episode described in the Book of Numbers (Nm 21: 4-9): God sent poisonous serpents to punish the Israelites for their lamentations and, when Moses begged him to put an end to the massacre, the Lord ordered that a copper serpent should be raised up on a stake: all those who were bitten by a serpent would be saved if they looked at the effigy.

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  • TITLE

    Moses and the Brazen Serpent
  • AUTHOR

    Cesare Ligari (1716-1770)
  • INVENTARIO

    142
  • DATE

    1740
  • TYPE

    Painting
  • TECNIQUE

    Oil on canvas
  • DIMENSIONS

    126 × 163 cm
  • SUBJECT

    Sacred art
  • SCUOLA PITTORICA

    18th century painting
  • ROOM

    17

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