Duty of Angels

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: Duty of Angels

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Description: An angel stands in the center of the image, in front of a depiction of Jesus delivering the sermon on the mount, above which God sits surrounded by angels. Four scenes from Tobit surround the central angel. Counter-clockwise from right they are: Tobit burying the dead, killing a fish, meeting an angel along the road, and praying. The Latin superscription reads, "The threefold protective duty of angels" and the text below, "How many other winged guards stand by to help us? Urged on by God, and our prayers, a patron watches".

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