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Tree of Vices

Tree of Vices

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Tree of Vices, Whole folio The Tree is made up of 7 branches, from which hang down clusters of circles with the names of the 7 Vices and 7 Subsiduaries. The owl and moth are creatures of darkness. At the base of the tree is the Fall of Man. On left, the rich miser; with bag of gold coins, and a devil on his back. On the other side is the proud pauper, a peasant in rough clothing. He holds a sickle in his lap, while at the counsel of the devil, he allows his corn to wither in the ground Image taken from Psalter of Robert de Lisle. Originally published in England London?; circa 1310. Illustrated by Madonna Master.

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