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Life of St Catherine of Alexandria, German

Staatsbibliothek Bamberg

Staatsbibliothek Bamberg

On the rear side of the first leaf (fol. 1v), a woodcut has been pasted into the book which depicts the convent’s patron saint, St Catherine, with her attributes, the wheel and sword. The woodcut was printed on parchment and carefully coloured and gilded by hand. Already before the invention of printing with movable type, woodcut images were widely available to illustrate books.

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  • Title: Life of St Catherine of Alexandria, German
  • Date Created: 1451
  • Location: Nuremberg, Dominican nuns of St Catherine
  • Physical Dimensions: 22,0 x 15,0 cm
  • Provenance: Nuremberg, Dominican nuns of St Catherine
  • Medium: paper and parchment
  • Volume: 164 fols.
  • Shelf mark: Msc.Hist.154
  • Photographer: Gerald Raab

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