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Striking Realism of Renaissance engravings on crystal

The Lothar, or Susanna Crystal, c855-c869. Striking Realism of Renaissance engravings on crystal

The Lothar, or Susanna Crystal, c855-c869. Striking Realism of Renaissance engravings on crystal

Striking Realism of Renaissance engravings on crystal
The Lothar, or Susanna Crystal, c855-c869. The rock crystal is engraved with scenes of the story of Susanna as recorded in the Apocrypha. Each scene is accompanied by an inscription drawn from the Vulgate. In the first four scenes Susanna is shown accosted by the elders, falsely accused and convicted of adultery. The last scenes show the elders being questioned by Daniel, condemned for false witness and executed. The final scene shows Susanna declared innocent.

Cofanetto Farnese, gilded box of Cardinal Alessandro Farnese with rock crystal plaques by Giovanni dei Bernardi (between 1543-1544) Side view with Hercules (top),Force (left) and Minerva

Cofanetto Farnese, gilded box of Cardinal Alessandro Farnese with rock crystal plaques by Giovanni dei Bernardi (between 1543-1544) Side view with Hercules (top),Force (left) and Minerva

Striking Realism of Renaissance engravings on crystal

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