Iconography
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Science, technology and medicine
TechnologyMetallurgy Mineral processing (separating the ores from other minerals)Hammers
SECULAR ICONOGRAPHY
Encyclopaedic cycles
Vernacular Miscellanea ('Hausbuch')Germany, Private Collection (formerly Wolfegg, Counts Waldburg-Wolfegg, Housebook Master, c1482)
Further details
The exact purpose of this machine is not clear, its place in the book suggests that it was used for processing ores
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. 38v
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Das Mittelalterliche Hausbuch, edd. Helmuth Th. Bossert and Willy F. Storck, Leipzig 1912, pl. 44 (source of photograph)
Contact
For comments or queries, please contact photographic.collect@sas.ac.uk