Hieroglyphics of the natural man
DescriptionA print depicting the allegory of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. A tree in the middle has no leaves but many fruits, each labeled with a particular sin or vice, e.g. "Unkindness," "Self Love," "Discontent," etc. The tree grows out of "Unbelief" and is watered by a winged figure to the left with a tail and horns. To the right is a skeleton with an axe and a winged figure flying up into the sky. A snake is coiled around the center of the tree. A dark cloud with lightening bolts in the top right is labeled "WRATH" and below the image is inscribed, "HIEROGLYPHICKS of the NATURAL MAN. / Cut it down, why cumbreth it the Ground. Luke VIII. ver. 7."