Bronze sculpture details
In the biblical book of Daniel, the beauty of the bathing Susanna wakes the desires of two judges. Being a pious woman, she rejects them and the two men falsely accuse her of adultery. King David's divine inspiration, however, brings truth to the light. The bathing Susanna has always been a popular motif for artists to celebrate female beauty - also for Zilly, who represents her as a strong confident figure.
Edition in bronze, cast using the lost wax technique, chased and patinated by hand.
With an apprenticeship as a surveyor, a degree in applied sciences at the University in Karlsruhe, years of work as a surveyor in Germany and France - do not suggest the life of a successful sculptor. But there was a fascination in philosophy, literature and the visual arts early on in his life.