Seven Deadly Sins. One Extraordinary Image

The Seven Deadly Sins and the Four Last Things (tabletop) (c.1505) by Hieronymus Bosch. Oil on panel. 150 x 120 cm. Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain. Image source Wikiart (public domain)

This extraordinary object is thought to have been created by the Dutch artist Hieronymus Bosch. It is nothing short of an illustrated encyclopaedia of a sinful life.

The object is in fact a tabletop. In the middle of the image, a circle or wheel depicts the Seven Deadly Sins across each of…



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