The death of Sapphira

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The death of Sapphira. Engraving by J Pesne, ca 1703, after N Poussin. Sapphira, having lied about the profits of the sale of land which was supposed to be held in common, "fell down straightway at his [Peter's] feet, and yielded up the ghost" (Acts V, 1–11). Other people rush to help her, but a woman with a baby tries to warn one of them away. Left, Saint Peter, Saint John and another man. Created 1703?. Sudden death. Peter, the Apostle, Saint. John, the Apostle, Saint. Contributors: Nicolas Poussin (1594?-1665); Jean Pesne (1623–1700). Work ID: kkngfgbs.

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