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Tree Of Vices

Tree Of Vices

Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum

Date: 1460

Shelfmark: Harley MS 2373

Item number: f.22v

Length: 22.7

Width: 15.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated Manuscript

This diagram, in the form of a prickly plant, lists sins which are to be avoided. At the lower edge of the page is a cropped caption 'Tree of Vices' (Arbor viciorum), and above this 'Pride is the root of all sins'. The individual stems and leaves have phrases and words such as Blasphemy, Disobedience, Drunkenness, Anger, and so on.

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