well at R side; line of figures carrying food behind Christ who is pointing into well; woman also points into well; city in background has western influence; at center L is group of people with Christ at center, another group of people to bottom L; Mountain valley setting, well on platform; seven Chinese characters throughout image; woman in distance viewed through well frame carries water jugs, one on head, one in hand; sailboat at UR middle border

Christ at the Well, plate from Giulio Aleni's "Tianzhu jiangsheng zhuxiang jingjie" (An Illustrated History of the Lord of Heaven Who Became Incarnate in the Flesh), Jinjiang Church, Fujian Province, China, 1637

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Christ at the Well, plate from Giulio Aleni's "Tianzhu jiangsheng zhuxiang jingjie" (An Illustrated History of the Lord of Heaven Who Became Incarnate in the Flesh), Jinjiang Church, Fujian Province, China
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well at R side; line of figures carrying food behind Christ who is pointing into well; woman also points into well; city in background has western influence; at center L is group of people with Christ at center, another group of people to bottom L; Mountain valley setting, well on platform; seven Chinese characters throughout image; woman in distance viewed through well frame carries water jugs, one on head, one in hand; sailboat at UR middle border