Iconography
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Astronomy and astrology
Constellations Zodiac TaurusWith planetsVenus (domicile)
Constellations Zodiac LibraWith planetsVenus (domicile)
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualVenusStanding or walking → Holding a mirror and a branch
Planets Represented as planetary deities Dignities and debilitiesVenusDomicile (Taurus and Libra)
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 childrenVenusLovers (standing or seated, dressed)
Planets Represented as planetary deities With planet childrenVenusMixed bathing (including lovers)
Planets Represented as planetary deities With planet childrenVenusMusic-making
SOCIAL LIFE
Love
The LoverSerenading
Music
Musical instrumentsStringPluckedLute
Musical instrumentsStringBowedHurdy-Gurdy
Musical instrumentsWind WoodRecorder
Musical instrumentsWind BrassTrumpet
Music-makingSingers
Bathing
Mixed bathing
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
German
DATE
2nd half 15th century
LOCATION
Zürich, Zentralbibliothek → C 101, fol. 12v (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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