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Tony Smith, Moses (1968, Toledo Museum of Art)
American sculptor Smith (1902-1980) drew on biblical imagery when he titled the abstract work, which resembles a tent with two chimneys. “This sculpture’s forms reminded him of the Hebrew prophet Moses holding the tablets of the Ten Commandments in his outstretched arms,” according to the Toledo Museum of Art website. (The “arms” could also work well as horns.) When it comes to Moses’ Tablets, of course, what goes up must come down, and darker forms at the bottom of the sculpture appear to foreshadow the Tablets’ fall.