Man Protected by the Shield of Faith - Maarten van Heemskerck (Netherlandish, 1498–1574)

Pen and brown ink, over traces of black chalk, on paper; indented for transfer
(36.4 x 25.9 cm)
Purchase, Jessie H. Price and Guy Wildenstein Gifts, Fletcher Fund, and Gift of Dr. Mortimer Sackler, Theresa Sackler and Family, 2000 (2000.150)

The present allegorical drawing was created after the artist’s return to the Netherlands. It depicts Satan sitting on a rug decorated with the Seven Vices, and hurling burning arrows from atop a globe at a praying man. The personification of faith, a woman holding a cross and a Bible, protects the man by holding a shield above his head.


I really hope Suigetsu’s dream came true.

Black Stallions begin Africa Rugby 7s camping

Nigeria’s team to the forthcoming Confederation of Africa Rugby’s 7s tournament in Zimbabwe have begun camping at the Main Bowl of the National Stadium, Lagos.

According to the Technical Director of the Nigeria Rugby Football Federation, Olatunji Fasimoye, the team which consists 12 players and three officials would be in camp till they depart the country for the competition which will hold between November 29 and 30.

He added that picking the team from the just concluded Independence Sevens tournament has pointed to the immense talents which abound in the local scene.

Fasimoye said, “We are really delighted that we have a bunch of talents that we can pick from locally to represent Nigeria at the fast approaching Africa Rugby Sevens championship.”

NRFF vice president also explained that Bandele Coker, who is the Technical Adviser of the NRFF, is still in charge of the team.

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And That’s The Gist

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