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Book - Ars moriendi ex-Varijs sententijs collecta cum figuris ad resistendū in mortis agone diabolice suggestioni valens cuilibet Christi fideli utilis ac multum necessaria
  • Ars moriendi ex-Varijs sententijs collecta cum figuris ad resistendū in mortis agone diabolice suggestioni valens cuilibet Christi fideli utilis ac multum necessaria
    Weissenberger, Johann
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Ars moriendi ex-Varijs sententijs collecta cum figuris ad resistendū in mortis agone diabolice suggestioni valens cuilibet Christi fideli utilis ac multum necessaria

  • Object:

    Book

  • Place of origin:

    Nuremberg (published)

  • Date:

    [c.1510] (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Weissenberger, Johann (publisher)

  • Museum number:

    L.366-1880

  • Gallery location:

    Medieval & Renaissance, Room 10

Physical description

28 p. ill. Early-printed book illustrated with 14 woodcuts including 1 on title-page.

Place of Origin

Nuremberg (published)

Date

[c.1510] (published)

Artist/maker

Weissenberger, Johann (publisher)

Descriptive line

Ars moriendi

Labels and date

Manuals describing a ‘good death’, which included confession and the Last Rites, appeared from the early 15th century. The dying man is submitted to a series of temptations which he has to overcome for his soul to be allowed into Heaven. Here demons tempt him into remaining attached to earthly things and people instead of wholly turning towards God and the afterlife.
[24/03/2018]

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Printing; Woodcut

Categories

Books; Medieval and renaissance; Woodcuts; National Art Library

Collection

National Art Library

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