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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.
  • 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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ca. 1250 (Medieval)
ink and pigment on parchment
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
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H: 5 3/16 x W: 3 3/4 in. (13.2 x 9.5 cm)
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