CRANACH, Lucas the Elder
(b. 1472, Kronach, d. 1553, Weimar)

The Fountain of Youth (detail)

Lime panel
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

Wrinkled and frail old women are brought up on carts and stretchers. They are undressed and examined by a doctor before stepping into the water where the gradual process of rejuvenation takes place.

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