Susanna

  • Paul Manship, Susanna, 1965, bronze on marble base, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Paul Manship, 1966.47.81

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This sculpture was probably inspired by the biblical story of Susanna. Two elders tried to seduce the young girl while she bathed, but she rejected their advances. In their anger, the men falsely accused her of adultery and sentenced her to death. In this piece the girl is reaching for a cloth and appears unaware of the two lechers.

Title
Susanna
Artist
Date
1965
On View
Dimensions
8 5/8 x 7 1/4 x 3 7/8 in. (21.9 x 18.5 x 10.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Paul Manship

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze on marble base
Classifications
Keywords
  • Religion – Old Testament – Susanna
Object Number
1966.47.81
Palette
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