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 Detail from "The Table of the Seven Deadly Sins" by Hieronymous or H. van Aeken Bosch or El Bosco (1450-1516) - El Prado Museum, Madrid. Spain.

NOTE: One of the earliest known works by Bosch. This work belonged to King Philip II who kept it in his room in the Escorial. The central figure (not shown) is of Christ surrounded by seven scenes depicting the seven deadly sins:
ENVY (above) or invidia, which suggests that whenever we direct excessively our
"in vision" toward others we may fall into sinful desires.
Bosh depicts two dogs to remind us of the Flemish saying
"two dogs seldom come to an agreement over the same bone".
The ANGER scene stresses violence and jealousy;
PRIDE is promoted by the Devil holding a mirror;
LUST is shown as two pairs of lovers in a tent;
SLOTH is shown as a sleeping man;
GLUTTONY is depicted as men devouring at a table;
AVARICE is a judge accepting a bribe;

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