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Jheronimus Bosch: Garden of Earthly Delights - Hell (detail)

Jheronimus Bosch ca. 1450 – 1516

Garden of Earthly Delights - Hell (detail)

oil on panel — ca. 1500 Museum Museo del Prado, Madrid

Jheronimus Bosch biography

This work is linked to Revelation 19:21

Detail of the right wing of the triptych. The monster in the chair is the Prince of Hell.

The woman under the chair is staring into a mirror. Bosch probably found her guilty of the deadly sin of vanity. The toad on her chest symbolizes death or lust.

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