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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

A Sloth, Blessed

A Sloth; 
by Joris Hoefnagel, Flemish/Hungarian (1542–1600), and Georg Bocskay, Hungarian (d. 1575); Vienna, Austria; 1561–'62; illumination added 1591–'96; Watercolors, gold and silver paint, and ink on parchment 

From The Public Domain Review: IMAGES
[Do not go there ^; you may never escape.]


I do not know what it's doing there, but the Latin is from the Beatitudes; Matthew 5-7, Jesus says,
"Blessed are they who relieve the miserable, for it is paid back to them in such a way that they are freed from misery." etc.
(God blesses those who are merciful, for they will be shown mercy.)  

4 comments:

Michael Leddy said...

When I was in jr. high, a friend and I had a thing about sloths, three-toed and two-. You have no idea how happy I am to see this creature on your blog. Blessed be the slothful!

Bink said...

Beautiful!

Frex said...

MICHAEL: I am glad to spread the sloth joy! I always liked them too.

BINK: I thought you'd like it. <3

Laura B said...

Incredible.