Apothecary of the Soul Painting

Apothecary of the Soul Painting
This allegorical, oil on canvas painting is believed to be of German origin, probably from the 17th century. The painting depicts Christ in an apothecary room weighing a man's soul on a scale, as a doctor would weigh medicine or herbs for his patients. This painting is one of only a handful of paintings from this genre that are still in existence around the world.
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Country Doctor Museum
Location of Original
Country Doctor Museum
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