Vanity of Vanities

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: Vanity of Vanities

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Description: Solomon sits at center, holding an orb in one hand and a fan made of peacock feathers in the other; there is a fire, a sheaf of wheat, a net, and a gallows; in the background, a man on horseback is surrounded by soldiers and a group approaches a church while musicians play. The Latin superscription reads, "Vanity of vanities, all is vanity, Eccli 1 (Ecclesiastes 1:2)," and the text below, "Of what type is the puffed up and vain glory of the world? Dew, smoke, straw, frenzies and the chains of wealth.".

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