Hans Holbein, The Ambassadors, 1533 The two men pictured are Jean de Dinterville, French ambassador to England, and Georges de Selve, French ambassador to the Imperial Court. To show they were cultured men, the symbols of music (a lute, a bag of flutes) and science (globes, a sundial, a quadrant, a polyhedron) are well represented. Mortality is uniquely signified by a skull slanting across the foreground.
Hieronymus Bosch Netherlandish Garden of Earthly Delights (Ecclesia's paradise) Central panel, The Earthly Paradise (Garden of Eden) Left wing, Hell Right wing
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