Eros as a Hermeneutics

Johannes Vermeer, Girl Reading Letter at an Open Window (partial restoration), 1657–59
2021 restoration (left) and the pre-restored version (right)
Dante Gabriel Rossetti, The Beloved (The Bride), 1865–6
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  6. Gault, Brian P. Body as landscape, love as intoxication: conceptual metaphors in the Song of songs. SBL Press, 2019: 89–90.



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