Mors et vita in manu linguae.
Death and life are in the hands of the tongue.
- Cherubino Alberti, Francesco Salviati, ca. 1580.
'Italian Jesuits martyrs killed by arrows and war club, nailed to a cross is dragged by two native americans. Another man with an ax or hatchet prepares to kill the crucified man. Antonio Bellavia, an Italian Jesuit, receives the confession of a dying heretic in Pernambuco, Brazil.Pedro de Espinosa was martyred in Paraguay in 1637. Priest or monk stands before an altar with a broken idol. He holds a chalice with a phoenix [?] in it and a crucifix. The author, Mathias Tanner from Pilsen, Bohemia, entered the Society of Jesus in 1646, spent most of his life in Prague, and became rector of the Colegio and Imperial University.’
- Tanner, Mathias (1630-1692)