Description The Old Testament hero Samson, infused by the spirit of the Lord, attacks and kills a lion with his bare hands (Judges 14). The artist mixes subtle detail with complex movement and form to intrigue the viewer's eye; the visual dynamism of the encounter is intensified by the remarkably parallel forms of Samson and the lion, whose claws tear into Samson's flesh, drawing blood.
|12/15/1981||Examination||examined for condition|
|12/15/1981||Treatment||cleaned; repaired; mounted; loss compensation|
|12/01/2004||Examination||examined for condition|
Provenance Jacques Seligmann, Paris, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1910, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1910
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