''Moses, Child of the Nile''
Illustration by Willy Pogány
This wonderful illustration depicts the moment described in "Exodus" wherein the baby Moses is discovered in the Nile
by the Pharaoh's daughter. Moses - or an historical character on which the Bibilical figure is based - is thought to have
lived during the mid- to early 2nd Millenium BC.
The Biblical passage depicted in this illustration (Exodus 2: 1-10) follows:
And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi. And
the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly
child, she hid him three months. And when she could not longer hide him, she took
for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child
therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river's brink. And his sister stood afar off, to
wit what would be done to him.
And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash herself at the river; and her maidens
walked along by the river's side; and when she saw the ark among the flags, she sent
her maid to fetch it. And when she opened it, she saw the child: and, behold, the babe
wept. And she had compassion on him and said, "This is one of the Hebrews' children."
Then said his sister to Pharaoh's daughter, "Shall I go and call to thee a nurse of the
Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for thee?" And Pharaoh's daughter said
to her, "Go." And the maid went and called the child's mother. And Pharaoh's daughter
said unto her, "Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages."
And the women took the child, and nursed it.
And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her
son. And she called his name Moses: and she said, "Because I drew him out of the water."
Pogány's illustration provides a lovely interpretation of this tale from "Exodus".
Single Greeting Card (with matching Envelope)
Detail (for reference)
Reproduction on 12x18" sheet
Reproduction on 18x24" sheet
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approach typical of prestige illustrated publications produced in the early decades of the 20th Century. Each card is
hand-finished, with the image presented on Ivory card stock with an accompanying envelope. On the rear of each
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