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Historical Archive: Susanna Crystal (Lothar Crystal, Lothair Crystal)

Rock crystal intaglio, c.855-69. Engraved on the back of the stone; images reversed for legibility.
Diameter visible stone 11.5 cm, with mount 18.6 cm. Setting copper gilt, 15th-17th century.
London, British Museum 55.12-1.5.


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full intaglio
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scene 1: Susanna and the Elders in the garden
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scene 2: Elders send for Susanna
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scene 3: Elders accuse Susanna
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scene 4: Susanna is led away; Daniel interrupts
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scene 5: Daniel interrogates the first Elder
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scene 6: Daniel accuses the second Elder
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scene 7: the Elders are executed
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scene 8: Susanna is declared innocent