FETTI, Domenico
(b. ca. 1589, Roma, d. 1623, Venezia)

Moses before the Burning Bush

Oil on canvas, 168 x 112 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

While Moses was tending the flock of his father-in-law he came to Mount Horeb where he had a vision of a bush that burned but was not consumed.God spoke to him from the bush telling him that he was destined to deliver the Israelites out of the hands of their oppressor, the Egyptians, and to lead them into Canaan, 'a land flowing with milk and honey.'

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 5 minutes):
Gioacchino Rossini: Moses, Moses' Prayer