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Pieter de Hooch, Woman Weighing Coins, c. 1664, oil on canvas
Johannes Vermeer, Woman Holding a Balance, c. 1664, oil on canvas
But Ciwt wanders. No, the subject here is not 'greed is good.' In the first painting, de Hooch's, the woman is attending to daily husbandry duties at a historical time when the value of coins was directly related to their weight. Vermeer is painting about something more timeless and elevated: balance and humility in life. Behind her is a painting of Christ who would be the ultimate evaluator of the worth of a person's life, and Vermeer's woman is a permanent reminder of the difference in weight between the human and the spiritual realms.