From Flickr: “Woodcut opening from Biblia pauperum” by University of Glasgow Library

April 23, 2015 Uncategorized

Biblia pauperum. Xylographic blockbook. [Netherlands: ca. 1460]. Double opening of woodcut plates 33 and 34 depicting doubting Thomas (flanked by Old Testament scenes: the angel reassuring Gideon, and Jacob struggling with the angel) and the Ascension into heaven (flanked by Old Testament scenes: Enoch and Elijah being carried into heaven). Sp Coll Hunterian Ds.2.4.

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