Susanna & the elders

Elizabeth Berezina


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90cm x 70cm


This is a plot from the Old Testament. It symbolizes the touch and defenselessness of beauty. Both in the ancient and in the new world. Susanna was a beauty whom the lustful old men spied on while she was swimming. Then they accused her of adultery because their thirst for touching a beautiful body was not satisfied. The future prophet Daniel saved her from shame, interrogating the separately accused witnesses (I think that this was the first in the history of a civil case with a detective investigation).