The crossing of the Red Sea


Palazzo Vecchio Museum

Palazzo Vecchio Museum
Firenze, Italy

This fresco features the most important moment in the history of the Jews: their escape from Egypt and therefore the liberation of the people of God. While their enemies drown in the Red Sea, the Jews look on safely from the shores, whilst in the foreground we see the episode in which Moses (upon divine inspiration) designates Joshua as his successor. Photo: Rabatti & Domingie


  • Title: The crossing of the Red Sea
  • Creator Lifespan: 1503 - 1572
  • Creator Nationality: Italian
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Death Place: Firenze
  • Creator Birth Place: Firenze
  • Date Created: 1540/1545
  • painter: Agnolo Bronzino
  • Theme: biblical subject
  • Physical Dimensions: w90 x h80 cm (Complete)
  • Period: Mannerism
  • Original title: Il passaggio del Mar Rosso
  • Type: fresco painting
  • Rights: Comune di Firenze, Comune di Firenze

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