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Christ and the Woman of Samaria

Photo credit: Aberystwyth University School of Art Museum and Galleries

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Jesus travelled through Samaria on his way to Galilee and stopped at a well near the town of Sychar. There he met a woman and asked her to draw water from the well. Unknowing of Christ’s identity, she was surprised by his willingness to talk to her as the Jews and Samarians were enemies. Christ asked to speak to her husband but she claimed not to have one. Christ then revealed himself as the Messiah informing her that she had actually had five husbands and was now living with another man.

Aberystwyth University School of Art Museum and Galleries


  • Date

    mid-17th C–late 17th C

  • Medium

    oil on oak panel

  • Measurements

    47.5 x 34 cm

  • Accession number


  • Acquisition method

    bequeathed by Sir John Williams, 1926


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Aberystwyth University School of Art Museum and Galleries

School of Art, Museum & Gallery Buarth Mawr, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 1NG Wales

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