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The Ninth Plague of Egypt: Darkness (Exodus 10:22-23)
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The Ninth Plague of Egypt: Darkness (Exodus 10:22-23)


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Description This page from Walters manuscript W.106 depicts a scene from Exodus, in which God rained plagues upon Egypt. The Lord told Moses (shown horned here as a sign of his encounter with divinity) to stretch forth his hand that a darkness might be placed over Egypt, a darkness that could be felt. Moses did so, and a darkness fell over the land for three days, but all the people of Israel had light where they dwelt. Yet still the Pharaoh would not let the Israelites leave Egypt.
Exhibitions
  • Mything Persons: Historic Figures in Legends of East and West. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1998.
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 ninth plague was darkness, so that no one could see another; [Transliteration] le nefime fu tenbrur q[ue] nul ne vit autre.
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.106.8R
Measurements
H: 5 3/16 x W: 3 3/4 in. (13.2 x 9.5 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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