Symbolic trees

Symbolic trees

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Caption: Symbolic trees Whole opening Symbolic trees. The Tree of Vices with Pride at the root and Luxury at the top.The fruits of Pride are inscribed on the leaves; serpents entwine the trunk and dragons fly upwards. The Tree of Virtues with angels Image taken from Speculum Virginum. Originally published in Germany Hirsau or Freising; 1140-1145.

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Keywords: historical, history, latin, plant, speculum virginum, symbol, tree

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