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

Crossing of the Red Sea (detail)

c. 1540
Cappella di Eleonora, Palazzo Vecchio, Florence

In the Crossing of the Red Sea, Moses, seen crouching and gesticulating on the right in a pose highly dependent on Michelangelo's sculpture of the same subject, is about to drop his hand after having led the Israelites out of their exile in Egypt.