Artwork: Why do you glory in malice you have loved malice more than goodness
Artist: UNKNOWN; Illustrator of 'St. Albans Psalter', England, first half of 12th century
Date: First half of the 12th century
Technique: Miniature
Location: University of Aberdeen, Historic Collections
Notes: From the "St. Albans Psalter", created at St. Abans Abbey essentially by Geoffrey de Gorham (or Gorron), Abbot of St. Albans (1119-46). Psalms 52:1, 3: Christ sits holding a staff and book indicating that he will destroy malice. The woman personifies malice, the mother of all sin, and she is being embraced by a man who offers her a wedding ring. Her foot is being gnawed by a snake/dragon. She also represents the sinful Eve.
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Subject: 52: The Good and the Evil Word

Hosts: University of Aberdeen, Historic Collections [IMAGE]