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Arundel 83 f. 129 Tree of Virtues
Tree of Virtues
Description: Miniature of the Tree of Virtues, from the De Lisle Psalter (Arundel 83 II). The Tree grows from the lily-vase of the Annunciation, representing the purity of the Virgin, into seven branches of circular clusters, each representing one of the seven virtues and its seven subsidiaries; a head of Christ and two angels emerge from the top of the Tree. The foot of the tree is humlitas, its trunk the way of life, and the fruit the fruit of the spirit. At the base of the Tree are personifications of the four cardinal virtues, Prudence, Justice, Fortitude, and Temperance.

, and in the lower margin, the Annunciation. 
Origin: England, S. E. (London?) 
Attribution: Madonna Master 


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