Daughter of Jethro (fragment) by Sandro Botticelli

Daughter of Jethro (fragment) by Sandro Botticelli

The daughter of Jethro, a fragment of the fresco by Sandro Botticelli “Scenes from the Life of Moses.” In this fragment, the artist Botticelli depicted one of the daughters of Jethro, carrying a large container of water from a spring discovered by Moses. On a fresco in other scenes, Botticelli also painted the beautiful daughters of Jethro, stepping on the land of a hot country, as if in an enchanted garden.

The girls who feed their father’s sheep are dressed in the finest garments that wave in their movements. Their gestures, their faces, framed by exquisitely complex hairstyles, are touching and attractive. The features of a similar image of Botticelli could be found in life. On his voluminous fresco, the artist depicted Zippora – one of the daughters of Jethro; according to legend, Moses married her, after spending forty years of exile with her father.

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