Balaam's Donkey

Book Title: Biblia, ad vetustissima exemplaria nunc recens castigata, Romae*que reuisa : in quibus Praeterea, qvae subsequens praefatio indicat, capita singula ita versibus distincts sunt : Vt numeri Praefixi Lectorum non remorentur, & loca quaesita tanquam digito demonstrent, additus, ubi res postulauit, elegantissimis figuris

Author: Jerome, Saint, d. 419 or 20.

Image Title: Balaam's Donkey

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Description: Two men and a demon drink together and a banner reads "A toast to equality;" a man drinking from a jug sits in a basket suspended over the mouth of hell; Baalam beats his donkey in the background. The Latin superscription reads, "Does the drunk, while overcome by Bacchus, create a disturbance? While taking care of their skin (making much of themselves), they slide into hell, rejoicing".

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