MM 3-15: Monochrome Holy Moses Madness

This week’s Monochrome Madness has been brought to you by recent events.

Lacking political leadership I’d settle for a holy Moses right now. And if I would, I know many will. Welcome to the new age of if not Aquarius, then I hope not the Plague, or the Hunger.

This is the Fountain of Moses or Fontana dell’Acqua Felice, Fountain of Happy Water, in Roma. It was erected to mark the completion of the aqueduct restored by the Pope Sixtus V. This is his coat-of-arms on the top there with the angels. In the middle is Holy Moses himself, on the left is Aaron and on the right Joshua. The process went like this:

Photo: a © signature mmm production

For Leanne Cole’s MM 3-15: Monochrome Madness

And since these are sculptures, let me link to Suvi’s Saturday Statues challenge as well.

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13 Comments Add yours

  1. Dan Antion says:

    I am always amazed that someone was able to make stone look like cloth. Beautiful photos!

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    1. Yes, cloth and beard and skin and all! Thank, Dan!

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  2. Have you noticed that Moses have kind of horns on his head? Similar horns are on the head of Moses of Michelangelo in Laterano Cathedral. Do you know from where it comes historically?

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    1. Indeed I have. It makes him seem a bit Vikingy, no? I have no idea about anything historic, I’m afraid.

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      1. That comes from the wrong interpretation of one word in the Bible. Instaed of “holly beams” or “aureole” it was translated as “horns”. I read it in a guide before going to Rome this year 😉

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    2. joey says:

      The horns are reflective of a poor translation, in that Moses was said to have shone with the light of God 🙂

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      1. See how important translator people are…

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      2. Another interpretation. That’s how the history is created 😀

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  3. Suvi says:

    Wow what an impressive sight! It’s great to get a better look at the details.

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    1. Thanks, Suvi! Impressive is right, happens often in Roma. 🙂

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  4. Beautifully done, your monochrome image accentuates the amazing details.

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