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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
The Speculum: introduction - description - summary


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→ Original composition: Ostrich squirting the blood of a snall dragon onto the glass vessel, inside which the chick is visible
→ Variant: Ostrich squirting the blood (not always visible) of a snake onto the glass vessel, inside which the chick is visible, Solomon not present
→ Variant: Ostrich squirting the blood (not always visible) of a snake onto the glass vessel, inside which the chick is visible, Solomon present
→ Variant: Ostrich presses tail of worm against glass or wraps it around, inside the chick is visible, Solomon not present
→ Variant: Ostrich presses tail of worm against glass or wraps it around, inside the chick is visible, Solomon watching it
→ Ostrich with worm next to vessel, in which the chick is not visible
→ Variant: Ostrich seated on top of glass containg the ostrich chick
→ Variant: Chick outside the - still intact - vessel
→ Variant: Ostrich with the worm outside, the vessel shows first cracks
→ Variant: Ostrich with the worm outside, chick looks out the mouth of the vessel
→ Variant: The vessel is broken, the chick liberated