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RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Typology and Prophecy
→ Cycles → Manuscripts and Prints → Speculum humanae salvationis → Chapter 28: Christ entering Limbo
→ 28d: The ostrich dissolves a glass vessel with the blood of a worm to liberate its chick inside → Variant: Ostrich presses tail of worm against glass or wraps it around, inside the chick is visible, Solomon watching it
The Speculum: introduction - description - summary


Munich,
Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
Cgm 5249(44 b, fol. 2r
1st half 15th century
Amberg,
Provinzialbibliothek
2 Ms. 46, fol. 71v
circa 1415 -1440
Freiburg (Breisgau),
Universitätsbibliothek
179, fol. 78v
1436
Frankfurt,
Universitätsbibliothek
germ. qu. 100, fol. 41r
3rd quarter 15th century
Munich,
Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
Cgm 1126, fol. 146r
1463
Speculum humanae salvationis (GW M43054), p. 300 (Pagination after Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, 2 Inc.s.a. 1087)
circa 1473
Hie vahet an ein spiegel menschlicher behaltnuß (GW M43012), fol. 64v (Foliation after Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, 2 Inc.c.a. 531)
1476