Swallow- resurrection (thought to hibernate)
Green- lush, hope, healing,
Red- fire, charity,
Ultramarine Blue- Value. Mineral more expensive than gold in Afghanistan
White- purity, faith
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
Apple- Forbidden fruit
Apple (held by Jesus)- offer to remove original sin
Grapes- Suffering (grapes make wine/symbol for blood)
Orange- Forbidden fruit
Peach with one leaf- truth
Pomegranate- Jesus’ death and resurrection or a church (many seeds/people)
Quince- Forbidden fruit
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.
4- Gospels in New Testament
7- music notes/days a week/
12- gates/Apostles/tribes of Israel/zodiac/articles of faith
Blindfolded Woman- justice
Hand on heart- faith
Hands together- Hope
Nude Woman- truth
Woman with helmet- faith
Winged Woman- hope
A and W - God’s Timelessness
INRI- Jesus of Nazareth King of the Jews
Lilies- immaculant conception of the Virgin Mary.
Ship or Shells- fortune or hope
Some objects are just placed to demonstrate the artists skills.
Seven Deadly Sins:
Naked woman being eaten by toads or snakes, pig, donkey, rooster, goat, rabbit, dove, ape, mirror, cherries, fig tree.
Obese person, vines, food/drink, pig, boar, bear, wolf, hedgehog.
Someone with valuable objects, blind folded, purse, coins, luxury items.
Sleeping person, donkey, ox, pig.
Violent person, ripping cloths, lion, sward.
Little upset woman, person eating a sanke or their own heart, snake, dog.
Woman looking in a mirror, Man falling off a horse, peacock, eagle, lion, devil in a mirror.
Seven Liberal Arts:
Woman watering plants or teaching, scroll or book, writing tools, fruit, drinking fountain, door, Priscian or Donatus.
Scroll or book, sward, shield, globe, Cicero.
Old men talking, flowers, scorpion, snake, lizard, scales, scroll or book, Aristotle.
Compass, globe, sexant or astrolabe, Ptolemy.
Ruler, set, square, compass, science instroments, globe, Euclid.
Abacus, ruler, book with math calculations, Pythagoras.
paper with music, instruments, lute, swan, Orpheus, Pythagoras, Tubal-cain.