Nicolas Poussin 1593/94 – 1665

Death of Sapphira

oil on canvas (122 × 199 cm) — 1652 Museum Musée du Louvre, Paris

Nicolas Poussin biography

This work is linked to Acts 5:10

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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.

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