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Moses striking the rock: M.48-2015

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Moses striking the rock


Publisher: Gamble, Martha




The paper leaf has a hand-coloured etching, with Moses standing in the centre, having struck the rock. Figures and animals in foreground collect water in assorted vessels. To the left the Israelite encampment, and the Ark of the Covenant to the right.
On plain ivory sticks, with pique and inlaid with mother of pearl.


History note: The Lennox Boyd Collection. Christies no. 30

Legal notes

Accepted by H.M. Government in lieu of inheritance tax from The Lennox Boyd Estate

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Allocated (2015-04-27) by H.M. Government


18th Century
Production date: AD 1740

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Components of the work

Leaf composed of paper
Sticks composed of mother-of-pearl ivory

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.48-2015
Primary reference Number: 205086
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 6 August 2015 Updated: Wednesday 15 May 2019 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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