NICOLAS OF VERDUN
(active 1181-1205)

Moses on Mount Sinai

1181
Gilt copper, embedded enamel, 14 x 10 cm
Augustiner Chorherrenstift, Klosterneuburg

This is one of the forty-five panels on the altar-frontal (pulpit) designed by Nicolas of Verdun, and exemplifies the most important characteristics of his style: monumental figures, trough-like drapery folds that indicate the movement and torsion of the figure, dramatic presentation of the theme, and sophisticated imagery.

Above the enamel panel of Moses are to the left and right respectively personifications of humility and patience.




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