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Burne-Jones designed this scene and no.67 for a window in All Hallows Church, Allerton, a commission for which he received ¿12 for each cartoon. With two other Biblical subjects, they act as predellas (small panels below the main picture) to the larger representation of four female figures: Miriam, Ruth, Esther and the Virgin Mary. Each scene is related to the figure above it. In 'The Finding of Moses', Miriam is depicted observing the discovery of her brother in the bulrushes by the Egyptian princess.

August 2004