De revelatione facta ab angelo Beato Methodio in carcere dete[n]to

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Title

De revelatione facta ab angelo Beato Methodio in carcere dete[n]to

Subject

Incunabula
Woodcuts (prints)
Antichrist
Cesarean section
Pseudo-Methodius

Description

This book of prophecies attributed to the fourth-century martyr, Methodius, was probably composed by a fifteenth century monk, Wolfgang Aytinger, to arouse animosity between Christians and Muslims. Although not specifically medical, the De revelatione contains a number of unusual woodcuts, among them this image of the birth of the Antichrist—which is also one of the earliest printed depictions of a Caesarian section birth. There is a long iconographic tradition of linking the Antichrist with a Caesarian birth, hinting at the suspicion and distrust surrounding this "unnatural" procedure.

Abstract

Woodcut print of the birth of the Antichrist, one of the earliest printed depictions of a Caesarian section birth, in (Basel, [5] January 1498)

Creator

Pseudo-Methodius

Publisher

Michael Furter

Date Created

1498 January [05]

Rights

The Boston Medical Library does not hold copyright on all materials in this collection. For use information, consult Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu

Access Rights

Access to the original work depicted requires advance notice. Contact Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu for additional information

Is Part Of

Boston Medical Library Rare Books Collection (Ballard 473)

Format

image

Extent

1 woodcut print

Language

Latin

Type

still image

Identifier

DigID0002512

Provenance

Purchased for the Boston Medical Library, 1932

Files

0002512_ref.jpg

Citation

Pseudo-Methodius , “De revelatione facta ab angelo Beato Methodio in carcere dete[n]to,” OnView, accessed June 20, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/12577.