GOES, Hugo van der
(b. ca. 1440, Ghent, d. 1482, Bruxelles)

Calvary Triptych (right wing)

Oil on wood
Cathedral of St Bavo, Ghent

The right wing depicts the episode of the brazen serpent. The people of Israel are marching through a steep-sided valley. Moses has climbed up onto a rocky promontory above them, his stick in one hand. There he complains to Jehovah that the people will not obey him any more, whereupon Jehovah turns his stick into a snake before the eyes of the astonished crowd.

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