Delilah Shears a Lock of Samson's Hair

Illustration

Celina Bebenek
by  Lucas Cranach the Elder
published on 21 February 2022

Painting depicting an Old Testament scene where the Israelite judge Samson sleeps on his lover Delilah's lap while the latter shears a lock of his hair to drain his super-human strength. Oil on beech. Created by Lucas Cranach the Elder around 1528–30.

Located at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

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Elder,  . C. t. (2022, February 21). Delilah Shears a Lock of Samson's Hair. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/15286/delilah-shears-a-lock-of-samsons-hair/

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Elder,  Lucas Cranach the. "Delilah Shears a Lock of Samson's Hair." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 21, 2022. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/15286/delilah-shears-a-lock-of-samsons-hair/.

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