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 Moses Jacob Ezekiel

Moses Jacob Ezekiel

Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
Death 27 Mar 1917 (aged 72)
Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 16 Site 0-E Buried at the base of the Confederate Monument
Memorial ID 2999 · View Source
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Artist. He was born in Richmond, Virginia into a home with a strong Jewish-Spanish heritage. He attended the Virginia Military Institute, as a “student- soldier” fought at the Battle of New Market, and after graduation studied in Europe before eventually moving to Rome, Italy where he became a world famous sculptor. Among his many great works are, “Christ Bound for the Cross”, “The Martyr” and “David Singing his Song of Glory”. He was knighted by King Emmanuel of Italy. He was selected to sculpt the Confederate Memorial for Arlington National Cemetery It dedicated in 1914. His funeral service was the first held at the amphitheater of the Arlington National Cemetery and he was buried at the base of the Confederate Memorial.

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Moses J. Ezekiel
Sergeant of Company C
Battalion of Cadets of the
Virginia Military Institute




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