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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 seated on top of glass containg the ostrich chick
The Speculum: introduction - description - summary


Paris,
Bibliothèque nationale de France
lat. 511, fol. 29r
circa 1370 -1380
Berlin, Staatsbibliothek
germ. fol. 245, fol. 54r
circa 1440 -1450