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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 squirting the blood (not always visible) of a snake onto the glass vessel, inside which the chick is visible, Solomon present
The Speculum: introduction - description - summary


Copenhagen,
Kongelige Bibliotek
GKS 79 folio, fol. 66r
circa 1440