Pictura of Paradin, Claude: Devises heroïques (1557): Nil solidum.

French Emblems: Pictura of Paradin, Claude: Devises heroïques Nil solidum.

the head of horse with a cloth covering its eyes and face (except the nose and mouth).

the head of horse with a cloth covering its eyes and face (except the nose and mouth).

Claude Paradin. Devises Héroïques. 1551.

The Kaballistic descent of the Sacred Lightning, aka. the descent of LUX from Keter to Malkuth

Pictura of Paradin, Claude: Devises heroïques (1557): Malo undique clades.

Pictura of Paradin, Claude: Devises heroïques Malo undique clades.

the familiar 'rabbit/hare trinity' -- here labelled "Unser seindt vier" [We are four/there's four of us]. from the album amicorum of Frederick IV of the Palatine [UB Heidelberg, Pal. Ger. 619 -- this is f.47v. entries are dated 1582-1605]. Here we have an interesting association with the motif of the 2 fools who say "we are three" -- making the viewer by his/her puzzled inquiry the 3rd! The hare also has traditional associations of folly -- cf. Eng. "mad as a march hare"

) the familiar 'rabbit/hare trinity' -- here labelled "Unser seindt…

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