(b. 1503, Firenze, d. 1572, Firenze)

Crossing of the Red Sea

c. 1542
Fresco, 300 x 475 cm
Cappella di Eleonora, Palazzo Vecchio, Florence

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.