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This video from the National Gallery of Art Children’s Video Tour examines Hieronymus Bosch’s 15th-century painting “Death and the Miser,” which depicts the last moments in the life of a miser. Visitors scurry around the miser’s bedroom, including a demon holding a fiery lantern and a rat-faced beast inside the chest, holding a bag of gold. On the left, a skeleton enters the room with an arrow in his hand. This painting warns the viewer about greed: the miser has a choice between the money bag offered by the little monster and the pleas of the angel. Do you think the man will choose good or evil before he dies? On view in the West Building, Main Floor, Gallery 41. http://www.nga.gov/fcgi-bin/tinfo_f?object=41645


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