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Decalogue Panels - Panels with the Ten Commandments

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The Decalogue Panel in Hanau


(7 of 8) The Decalogue Panel in Hanau
Oil on wood - 17th century - unknown artist - dimensions: 85 x 117 cm.

Moses with a stick, as leader of the children of Israel, and Aaron, his elder brother wearing a priest's robe and mitre ("horns") on his forehead, present the two columns with the Ten Commandments to the congregation. Moses is depicted pointing to the commandments with his index finger, thus addressing the congregation. The first column starts with "Listen Israel", then states the commandments I-IV. The second column with commandments V-X finishes with the love commandment of Jesus according to St. Matthew XXII.

Literature: 300 Jahre Hugenotten in Hessen. Exhibition catalogue. Kassel 1985, p. 327 and p. 471. Auswirkungen einer Stadtgründung. Ausstellungsktalog Hanau 1997, p. 296. Die Hugenotten. Exhibition Catalogue of the German Historical Museum Berlin 2005, p. 15 and p. 192 f. Wallonisch-Niederländische Gemeinde Hanau.

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