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MAGIC & SCIENCE
Science, technology and medicine
TechnologyMetallurgyIdentification and separation of MetalsSeparation of Copper and Silver (German: Seigerung)Step 2: Mixing Cu-Ag alloy with Pb to create Cu and Pb-Ag alloy, in a 'Saigerherd'
TechnologyMetallurgyIdentification and separation of MetalsSeparation of Copper and Silver (German: Seigerung)Sept 3: Separating the Pb-Ag alloy through oxidising the lead, in a 'Treibofen'
SECULAR ICONOGRAPHY
Encyclopaedic cycles
Vernacular Miscellanea ('Hausbuch')Germany, Private Collection (formerly Wolfegg, Counts Waldburg-Wolfegg, Housebook Master, c1482)
Further details
At the left probably another 'Treibofen,' at the right the Saigerherd, in the centre more furnaces and metallurgical tools
ARTIST/CREATOR
Master of the Housebook (active c1470-1500)
DATE
circa 1482 formerly Wolfegg, Counts Waldburg-Wolfegg
LOCATION
Germany, Private collection
PAGE/FOLIO/PLATE NUMBER
fol. 36r
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Das Mittelalterliche Hausbuch, edd. Helmuth Th. Bossert and Willy F. Storck, Leipzig 1912, pl. 39 (source of photograph)
Contact
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