Saturday, May 20, 2017

Death of Sapphira

Death of Sapphira
Nicolas Poussin 1593/94 – 1665
oil on canvas (122 × 199 cm) — 1652

Acts 5:10 - Then fell she down straightway at his feet, and yielded up the ghost: and the young men came in, and found her dead, and, carrying her forth, buried her by her husband.

Sapphira is the wife of Ananias, member of the first Christian community of Jerusalem. The couple sells a plot of land and pretend to lay the full proceeds at the feet of the apostles. Peter sees through the deception and the couple are struck down as by miracle.
>>> Peter

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