Andorra 2012 7 x 10 diners The Seven Virtues Proof Silver Set
The Theological and Cardinal and Virtues proved to be popular subject matter in the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods of Western Art. Most people who could afford art were Christian. Many believed the more they did on earth to pay tribute to God, the better their chances to get into heaven. Therefore, they paid to have large projects carried out to honor God. These persons were known as patrons. The virtues were chosen as a subject because they demonstrated a patron’s understanding of how one should live one’s life.
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