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Mainz Haggadah: Pharoah and his army drowning in the Red Sea

Artist name: Unknown artist

Moses raises his staff and commands the Red Sea’s water to cover Pharaoh’s army. Pharaoh, wearing a crown and seated in a royal carriage, beckons heavenward. Behind Moses stand hundreds of armed Israelites, women and children, cheering as they watch the Egyptians drown.

Source: Exodus 14; Passover Haggadah

Technique: Color illustration

Location: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven

Date: 1726