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
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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