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The Moon has been looming overtop of humans since before recorded history. The silent counterpart to the mighty sun, the moon is ever present in our eyes, our minds, and in our imagination. The way the moon has been weaved into different mythologies, religions, traditions, and cultures from all around the world is astounding but also not surprising, as the moon is something we all experience. This introspective look at artworks featuring the Moon strives to make comparisons between works that span centuries and many different style and mediums, all of whom share the same goal of depicting something we see every night, the Moon. 

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Moon Worshippers (Prayer to the Moon)

Accession Number
1973/2.43

Title
Moon Worshippers (Prayer to the Moon)

Artist(s)
David Aronson

Object Creation Date
1959

Medium & Support
bronze

Dimensions
20 ⅞ in x 33 ⅞ in x ¾ in (53.02 cm x 86.04 cm x 1.91 cm);24 ½ in x 34 in x ¾ in (62.23 cm x 86.36 cm x 1.91 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Irving F. Burton

Primary Object Classification
Metalwork

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
Figures
groups
modern and contemporary art
moons
praying
relief

2 Related Resources

Celestial bodies
(Part of: Natural World)
Religion in the Americas
(Part of 3 Learning Collections)

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