Iconography
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Astronomy and astrology
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualSaturnRiding → A horse
Planets Represented as planetary deities With planet childrenCyclesGermany, Private Collection (Housebook, formerly Wolfegg, Counts Waldburg-Wolfegg)
Planets Represented as planetary deities With planet childrenSaturnPloughing
Planets Represented as planetary deities With planet childrenSaturnFeeding, keeping or slaughtering pigs
Planets Represented as planetary deities With planet childrenSaturnDigging or mining
Planets Represented as planetary deities With planet childrenSaturnCripples, beggars and almsgiving
Planets Represented as planetary deities With planet childrenSaturnPrison and stocks
Planets Represented as planetary deities With planet childrenSaturnGallows, execution and suicide
Planets Represented as planetary deities With planet childrenSaturnDisposing of dead animals
SECULAR ICONOGRAPHY
Encyclopaedic cycles
Vernacular Miscellanea ('Hausbuch')Germany, Private Collection (formerly Wolfegg, Counts Waldburg-Wolfegg, Housebook Master, c1482)
SOCIAL LIFE
Professions and trades
AgriculturalPloughing
AgriculturalDigging
Nefarious professionsAbdecker (in Germany, disposing of inedible carcasses of animals)
Beggars and cripples
Single figureCripple (not begging)
Justice and punishment
Execution Transport to the place of execution
Punishment (non-capital)Stock
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Master of the Housebook (active c1470-1500)
DATE
circa 1482
LOCATION
Germany, Private collection (formerly Wolfegg, Counts Waldburg-Wolfegg)
PAGE/FOLIO/PLATE NUMBER
fol. 11r
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Das Mittelalterliche Hausbuch, edd. Helmuth Th. Bossert and Willy F. Storck, Leipzig 1912, pl. 6 (source of photograph)
Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Kress Foundation
Contact
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