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Saul and the Witch of Endor, 1668 (Louvre)

From Samuel I (28:6-14). Saul, worried about the battle he is about to wage against the Philistines, consults the sorceress of Endor. The witch calls upon the spirit of Samuel, draped in a shroud, who announces that God has chosen David to be King.

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Democitus in Meditation, c.1650

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Witches at their Incantations, 1646

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Human Frailty

Conceptio Culpa, Nasci Pena, Labor Vita, Necesse Mori – Conception is a sin, Birth is pain, Life is toil, Death a necessity.

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Prometheus Bound, 1648-50