Two Scenes of Moses' Sojourn in Midian

5th century, with medieval and modern restorations
Nave, Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome

The upper register shows Reuel, priest of Midian, marrying Moses to his daughter Zipporah (Exodus 2:11-25). In the lower register he encounters the burning bush (Exodus 3:1-22).

This is part of the extensive series of Old Testament scenes portrayed in mosaics along the two walls of the nave. To view the others follow this link.

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Photographed at the basilica by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.