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The Seventh Plague of Egypt: Hail (Exodus 9:22-26)
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The Seventh Plague of Egypt: Hail (Exodus 9:22-26)


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This page from Walters manuscripts W.106 depicts a scene from Exodus, in which God rained plagues upon Egypt. Moses (shown horned as a sign of his encounter with divinity) stretched out his hand, and there came forth hail throughout the land of Egypt. Thunder, hail, and fire rained down from heaven. Yet still the Pharaoh refused to let the Israelites leave Egypt.
Provenance Léon Gruel, Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, June 6, 1903, by purchase [see The Diaries of George Lucas]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Translation] The seventh was hail and fire throughout Egypt and lasted eight days; [Transliteration] la setime fu gresil e fudre p[ar] egypte e dura viii iorz.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1903

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Period
ca. 1250 (Medieval)
Medium
ink and pigment on parchment
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.106.7R
Measurements
H: 5 3/16 x W: 3 3/4 in. (13.2 x 9.5 cm)
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