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After having defeated the Philistines, Samson asks God to help him slake his thirst. A fount of water is miraculously made to flow from a rock, which he drinks by using his makeshift weapon, the jawbone of an ass. The episode lends itself to a Christological interpretation as the foreshadowing of the moment when blood and water, the font of eternal life, flow from the wound inflicted on Christ on the cross by a spear. The composition is structured through the use of a diagonal line formed by Samson’s elongated body, its vigorous muscularity underlined by stark contrasts of light, typical of Langetti’s painting.