The Tree of Death and Life

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The Tree of Death and Life from the Missal of the Archbishop of Salzburg.
出自《萨尔茨堡弥撒用书》
1478-1489

生命和死亡之树上,结着两种食物。

夏娃从蛇那里接过有毒的果子给跪拜的人吃。亚当无力地坐在地上。死神的阴影笼罩着夏娃的追随者。

玛丽亚在喂圣餐面包给敬虔的人,有天使护佑他们。这一边的树上有耶稣受难的十字架。另一边是死人的头骨。

耶稣以舍己的属天之爱,和复活的大能,完成了神的旨意。
新的生命之树种在教会的天堂,它被认为是可以拯救忠实和毁灭不忠诚。

画面的上方,有两位智者分别指着书卷上的话。

左边出自诗篇78:25 人吃了天使的面包,上帝赐给他们丰富的食物。

Psalm 78:25 Man ate the bread of angels: he sent them provisions in abundance.

右边的出自诗篇 37:16 一 个 义 人 所 有 的 虽 少 , 强 过 许 多 恶 人 的 富 馀 。

Psalm 37:16 Better the little that the righteous have than the wealth of many wicked;

画面的下方是 Corpus Christi(Latin for Body of Christ) 系列,体现了一个君王应有的美德。

左图”Prudentia,”—- 明智谨慎。牧人领路,并能随时预知危险。

中间”Regalitas,” —- 贵族精神。身体力行。

右边 “Verus Pastor.” —- 好牧人。

The Last Supper

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Artist: Leonardo da Vinci 

1495–1498

As they were eating, Jesus said, “For sure, I tell you, one of you will hand Me over.” They were very sad. They said to Him one after the other, “Lord, is it I?” He said, “The one who will hand Me over is the one who has just put his hand with Mine in the dish. ” – Matthew 26:21-23
That is to say the one who benefits from association with Jesus but means to steal the glory of the Lord