Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Saturn
Single figure As a cripple, with crutches or a staff
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Astronomy and astrology
Constellations Zodiac CapricornusWith planetsSaturn (domicile)
Constellations Zodiac AquariusWith planetsSaturn (domicile)
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualSaturnStanding → Not eating children, holding a sickle or a scythe, on crutches
Planets Represented as planetary deities Dignities and debilitiesSaturnDomicile (Capricorn and Aquarius)
Planets Represented as planetary deities Dignities and debilitiesCyclesWoodcuts, German, 15th century (Schreiber 1917o)
Planets Represented as planetary deities With planet childrenCyclesPrints → German, 15th century (bound into Zürich, Zentralbibliothek, MS C 101)
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 childrenSaturnCutting trees or chopping wood
Planets Represented as planetary deities With planet childrenSaturnPrison and stocks
Planets Represented as planetary deities With planet childrenSaturnGallows, execution and suicide
SOCIAL LIFE
Professions and trades
AgriculturalPloughing
AgriculturalSwineherd
WoodworkersCutting trees
Justice and punishment
ExecutionHanging Gallows with one or more hanged persons
ExecutionBreaking on the wheel
Punishment (non-capital)Stock
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
German
DATE
2nd half 15th century
LOCATION
Zürich, Zentralbibliothek → C 101, fol. 8v (long-term loan of St. Gallen Stiftsbibliothek)
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Max Lehrs, Über einige Holzschnitte des fünfzehnten Jahrhunderts in der Stadtbibliothek zu Zürich, Straßburg 1906, no. 5; Wilhelm Ludwig Schreiber, Handbuch der Holz- und Metallschnitte des XV. Jahrhunderts, vol. 4, Leipzig 1927, no. 1917o
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Record created with the generous support of the Dean's Development Fund of the School of Advanced Study, University of London
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