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17th C, Jesus and the Samaritan Woman at the Well


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17th C, Jesus and the Samaritan Woman at the Well

In the conversation he lets Jesus have with the Samaritan woman, the evangelist (John) fully exploits this ambiguity contained in the expression "living water." Almost immediately it becomes clear that the water to which Jesus refers is not ordinary spring water: it is water that comes from God (verse 10) and forms a source of eternal life (verse 14). Nevertheless, the woman remains for a long time under the impression that Jesus' words relate to the flowing water from the nearby well. At first she seems to be making fun of him: is his thirst so great that he wants to ignore the habit of avoiding Samaritans? When Jesus then makes it clear that he did not speak to the woman out of necessity and challenges her to ask him for water, she immediately sees the practical objection that he has no bucket with him to draw the water and wonders aloud whether that stranger sometimes he thinks he's bigger than Jacob. The latter is a good example of typical Johannine iron.


  • H: 50cm (19.69in)
  • W: 59cm (23.23in)


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For COLLECTIT! by SPECTANDUM owner Guy Kuypers, the history of his collecting began at the Porte de Clignancourt in Paris with a Napoleon III case filled with Exotic Birds. The colorful birds piqued my imagination and became the beginning of a passion for Natural History, Ethnography, European Works of Art, Antiquities and Curiosities that drive me on all continents, looking for fascinating and rare objects. Whether they are natural or man-made, all have an interesting story to tell.

So, it is finally in this spirit that the collection, which encompasses Natural History, Tribal Art, Paintings, Sculptures and Curiosities from many cultures and periods in history finds its rationale and its roots.

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