Where is Michelangelo's Moses?


Where is Michelangelo's Moses?


Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, better known simply as 'Michelangelo', was an Italian painter, sculptor, and poet during the High Renaissance. He was born in 1475 in Caprese, Italy and died in 1564. His works include his Pieta, Moses, The Last Judgment, as well as his massive painting on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

Answer and Explanation:

Michelangelo's famous sculpture of Moses is housed in the Basilica San Pietro in Vincoli, a Roman Catholic church in Rome, Italy. The basilica's name means 'Saint Peter in Chains'. It was given this name because it was constructed to hold the chains that held Peter the Apostle when he was imprisoned in Jerusalem. Michelangelo's Moses is part of Pope Julius II's tomb. It was commissioned by the pope in preparation for his death.

Learn more about this topic:

Michelangelo: Biography and Works

from History 101: Western Civilization I

Chapter 12 / Lesson 7

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