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The Eighth Plague: Locusts (Exodus 10:12-15)
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The Eighth Plague: Locusts (Exodus 10:12-15)


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description In this image from Walters manuscript W.106, the Lord told Moses to stretch forth his hand that locusts might come and eat every plant in the land, all that the hail had left. A dense swarm of locusts settled over all the land, one so dense that its like had never been seen before, nor would be seen again.
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 eighth innumerable locusts and wingless locusts, which ate the trees; [Transliteration] la .viii,eme locusta & bruc[us] sen numbre q[ui] mangere[n]t les arbres.
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.106.9R
Measurements
H: 5 3/16 x W: 3 3/4 in. (13.2 x 9.5 cm)
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