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Michelangelo's Moses: A Dantesque Portal to the Terrace of Pride?

Mary Watt


This article examines Michelangelo's Moses, located in the church of San Pietro in Vincoli in Rome and urges the reader to consider the statue in the context of the entire funerary composition of which it forms a part. In this respect the article proposes that the statue be seen as part of a well-documented artistic project on the part of Michelangelo that links his work with that of the poet Dante Alighieri.

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Spunti e Ricerche. Rivista d'italianistica.
ISSN (Print): 0816-5432.
ISSN (Electronic): 2200-8942.