Concept

Christian heresies

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  • Innocence attacked from four corners by "Iudex", "Persequutiō", "Avaritia" and "Invidia"; Justice looks down from above. Etching by C. Murer after himself, c. 1600-1614.
  • The Roman emperor Valens pours money into a coffer; an officer is arrested and led to prison. Etching by C. Murer after himself, c. 1600-1614.
  • Men worship an ass bearing a religious image; alluding to both Aesop's fable of the ass and idol worship in Arianism and contemporary Catholicism. Etching by C. Murer after himself, c. 1600-1614.
  • A bear overturns a barrel and is stung by bees; representing Aesop's fable. Etching by C. Murer after himself, c. 1600-1614.
  • Birds attacking an owl resting upon a staff held by a naked woman; representing patience. Etching by C. Murer after himself, c. 1600-1614.
  • Allegorical figures hold up two scrolls, separated by a spider's web: one shows a straight line between "Charitas" and "Iustitia"; the other a crooked line between "Invidia" and "Avaritia". Etching by C. Murer after himself, c. 1600-1614.
  • The soul being refined like metal in a crucible by an angel, Satan, Venus and Death; representing a test of faith. Etching by C. Murer, ca. 1600-1614.
  • A man scatters seeds; representing the Biblical parable of the sower; here referring to the "ministry of the word", preaching. Etching by C. Murer after himself, c. 1600-1614.
  • A bird of prey prepares to swoop on a mouse and a frog in water; illustrating Aesop's fable of the frog and the mouse. Etching by C. Murer after himself, c. 1600-1614.
  • Feast scene representing hospitality; alluding to Abraham and the three angels. Etching by C. Murer after himself, c. 1600-1614.

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