15th - 20th Cent. Masters
Engulfment of Horus
In Engulfment of Horus, Dalí puts the most important Egyptian god, Horus, at the center and on the far side of the Red Sea. His feet are already engulfed in water as Moses, clad in the garb of a Cardinal of the Church, prepares to send the parted waters of the Red Sea to drown the Egyptian pursuers of the recently escaped Israelite nation. On the shore, and standing boldly in front of Horus, the Pope protects the Israelites, who would be the parent nation of Christ.