BOSCH, Hieronymus
(b. ca. 1450, 's-Hertogenbosch, d. 1516, 's-Hertogenbosch)

The Seven Deadly Sins (detail)

c. 1480
Oil on panel, width of detail 23 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid

The detail represents Vanity, one of the seven deadly sins. A wealthy woman, surrounded by her abundant material possessions, stares into a mirror as she adjusts her headdress. She fails to recognize that a devil, sporting a similar cloth headpiece, holds her mirror.