Judas before the Sanhedrin, 1922. Creator: Henry Traut
Judas before the Sanhedrin, 1922. The traitor Judas (Guido Mayr) is tried before an assembly of rabbis: players in the Oberammergau Passion Play. The play is performed every 10 years, on open-air stages, by the inhabitants of the village of Oberammergau in Bavaria, Germany. First staged in 1634, the play tells the story of Jesus' passion, culminating in his crucifixion. The event has become a tourist attraction, with audiences coming from all over the world. Official postcard of the 1922 Oberammergau Passion Play. [F. Bruckmann, Munich, Germany, 1922]
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'Joseph and Potiphar's Wife', c1626. Artist: Guido Reni
'Joseph and Potiphar's Wife', c1626. A scene from the Old Testament. Joseph, after being sold into slavery by his brothers, is taken to Egypt where he becomes head of the household of Potiphar, captain of the palace guard. Potiphar's wife invites Joseph to bed, an invitation which he refuses, pointing to his integrity. Enraged, she falsely accuses Joseph of attemting to rape her, and Potiphar has him imprisoned. In prison, Joseph comes to the Pharaoh's attention because of his ability to interpret the dreams of other prisoners. Found in the collection of the State A Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow.
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