Seven Capital Sins

Book Title: Christeliicken waerseggher : de principale stucken van t'christen geloof en Leuen int cort begrijpende. Met een rolle der deugtsaemheyt daer op dienende. Ende een schildt-wacht teghen de valsche waersegghers, tooueraers, etc. / Deur den e. Heer P. Ioannes David, priester der Societeijt Iesu

Author: David, Jan, 1545?-1613

Image Title: Seven Capital Sins

Description: An angel leads a woman through the center of the image toward another angel, seated on a cloud, who holds out a crown. To the right, a dydra with seven heads, each wearing a crown, threatens the pair and to the left, seven crowned men threaten with swords. A snake is coiled in the foreground. The Latin superscription reads, "Seven capital sins," and the text below, "Why do you think these crimes are said to be capital? Another springs back like the severed head [of a Hydra].".

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