Intaglio; crystal; disc; engraved with eight episodes from the Story of Susanna; top: temptation of Susanna, who stands with the Elders in an enclosed garden with a gate; she holds two vessels in her left hand; on right two servants in short tunics run to the aid of their mistress from a building with gabled roof; below, on right: Elders in house of Joacim, ordering the servants to bring Susanna before them; below: group with the Elders in their midst extending their hands over Susanna's head, while the remaining figures express amazement; bottom, right: official with staff leads off Susanna, but is confronted by Daniel; to right and left two figures raise arms in astonishment; to left: Daniel rebukes one of the Elders, while behind two figures express their indignation and approval of his words; above, left: Daniel convicts the second Elder of falsehood, while onlookers give vent to indignation; over this scene is the stoning of the Elders; central medallion: liberated Susanna stands with hands extended before Daniel, who is on seat of judgement, two man stand to left, canopy covers all figures; in later copper-gilt mount with foliate borders; perhaps later used as a morse.

The Lothair Crystal

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