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Money Changer and his Wife

Through its deployment of Christian symbolism, this depiction of a money changer’s store, a scene that would have resonated in early 16th century Antwerp, acts as a moral lesson on the spiritual need to resist worldly temptations.

MONEY CHANGER AND HIS WIFE: Photo (C) RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Gérard Blot
The Money Changer and his Wife, Flanders (Belgium, northern France or the Netherlands), 1514, Quentin Matsys (Leuven, about 1466–Antwerp, about 1530) Oil on wood, Musée du Louvre
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