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Christ winnowing evil from the human heart; a penitent bathing in the blood and water from Christ's side; an angel locking a dragon in hell. Engraving by H. Goltzius, 1578.

Goltzius, Hendrik, 1558-1617.
Date
[1578]

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Description

Christ wears a broad-brimmed hat, i.e. he is in the role of the gardener for whom Mary Magdalene mistook him after his Resurrection. In that role, he carries a heart-shaped winnowing basket, from which he shakes out vices while retaining virtues. The vices are represented by a horse (pride), a pig (gluttony), a snake (envy), a statuette of a nude woman (luxury), a donkey (idleness), a bear (anger) and a toad (avarice). The virtues are represented by an infant (good intentions), a lamb (patience), a dove (simplicity), and a cock (vigilance)

Publication/Creation

[Antwerp] : [Philips Galle], [1578]

Physical description

1 print : line engraving

Lettering

Ablatio malorum ...

Type/Technique

Language

  • Latin


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