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Moses and the Burning Bush, with Moses Removing His Shoes

Attributed to Dierick Bouts the Elder, Netherlandish (active Louvain), c. 1415 - 1475

Made in Netherlands (historical name, 15th-16th century), Europe

c. 1465-1470

Oil on panel

17 5/8 × 14 inches (44.8 × 35.6 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

* Gallery 319, European Art 1100-1500, third floor (Park Family Gallery)

Accession Number:
Cat. 339

Credit Line:
John G. Johnson Collection, 1917

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Two separate but related events from the life of Moses (Exodus 3:1–5) are depicted here: Moses, a shepherd tending his flock, sees a burning bush that fire does not consume, and God appears in the bush and instructs Moses to remove his shoes because the ground upon which he stands is holy.

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