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Christ at the Well

Christ seated to left of well. Wearing a blue gown and red robe. Faces woman to right who wears a yellow gown and lilac headcover. Christ has his left hand offered out to her. Same title as 2007.D79 and 2007.D80 and similar image.

Remainder of title: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink.
Additional signature information: 2 Spruce St. N.Y.

This Currier & Ives image, Christ at the Well shows Jesus on his way to Galilee. He was tired and thirsty and stopped to rest by Jacob’s well. A Samaritan woman, who was an outcast in the village, came by herself to draw some water from the well. Jesus surprised her by asking her to give him something to drink. The story reminds believers that all people are deserving of respect.

Date: Undated

Artists: Nathaniel Currier
Medium: Hand-colored lithograph
Measurements: 9 7/8 x 8 1/16 inches
Access Number: 2007.D78
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