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Animals:
Crow- hope
Dolphin- fortune
Ermine- purity
Lion- justice
Swallow- resurrection (thought to hibernate)
Toad- death

Colors:
Green- lush, hope, healing,
Red- fire, charity,
Ultramarine Blue- Value. Mineral more expensive than gold in Afghanistan
Blue- water
White- purity, faith
Purple- royal,
 
Color & Health:
Blue- affects eyes, ears, & nose
Red- affects motor skills, nervous system & the spine.
Orange- affects circulatory system & lymph systems.
Yellow- affects heart & lungs.
Green- affects throat & speech.
Purple- affects non-verbal & mental activity.
Pink, lavinder, pale yellow, and green- best smelling colors (for a room)

Fruit:
Apple- Forbidden fruit
Apple (held by Jesus)- offer to remove original sin
Gourd- Forgiveness
Grapes- Suffering (grapes make wine/symbol for blood)
Orange- Forbidden fruit
Peach with one leaf- truth
Pear- Productiveness
Pomegranate- Jesus’ death and resurrection or a church (many seeds/people)
Quince- Forbidden fruit

Looks:
Lock of hair falling on the lefy- love
Lock of hair falling on the right- lust
Look over left shoulder- looking to a loved one
Look over right shoulder- looking to lust.
 

Numbers:
3- Trinity
4- Gospels in New Testament
7- music notes/days a week/
12- gates/Apostles/tribes of Israel/zodiac/articles of faith

People:
Blindfolded Woman- justice
Hand on heart- faith
Hands together- Hope
Nude Woman- truth
Skeleton/Skull- death
Woman with helmet- faith
Winged Woman- hope

Random Things:
A and W - God’s Timelessness
Book- faith
Candle- faith
Chalice- faith
Crown- hope
Flowers- hope
Globe- truth
Hourglass- death
INRI- Jesus of Nazareth King of the Jews
Lilies- immaculant conception of the Virgin Mary.
Scales- justice
Scythe- death
Ship or Shells- fortune or hope
Skeleton/Skull- death
Sward- justice
 
 
Some objects are just placed to demonstrate the artists skills.

Seven Deadly Sins:
Lust:
Naked woman being eaten by toads or snakes, pig, donkey, rooster, goat, rabbit, dove, ape, mirror, cherries, fig tree.
 
Gluttony:
Obese person, vines, food/drink, pig, boar, bear, wolf, hedgehog.
 
Greed:
Someone with valuable objects, blind folded, purse, coins, luxury items.
 
Sloth:
Sleeping person, donkey, ox, pig.
 
Wrath:
Violent person, ripping cloths, lion, sward.
 
Envy:
Little upset woman, person eating a sanke or their own heart, snake, dog.
 
Pride:
Woman looking in a mirror, Man falling off a horse, peacock, eagle, lion, devil in a mirror.

Seven Liberal Arts:
Grammer:
Woman watering plants or teaching, scroll or book, writing tools, fruit, drinking fountain, door, Priscian or Donatus.
 
Rhetoric:
Scroll or book, sward, shield, globe, Cicero.
 
Logic:
Old men talking, flowers, scorpion, snake, lizard, scales, scroll or book, Aristotle.
 
Astronomy:
Compass, globe, sexant or astrolabe, Ptolemy.
 
Geometry:
Ruler, set, square, compass, science instroments, globe, Euclid.
 
Arithmetic:
Abacus, ruler, book with math calculations, Pythagoras.
 
Music:
paper with music, instruments, lute, swan, Orpheus, Pythagoras, Tubal-cain.

Mr. Mike Burgher * PO Box 247 * Dallas Center, Iowa. 50063