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At the advice of the angel, Tobias carves up the fish to retrieve its medicinal properties. Etching.

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20895i
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Bible. Apocrypha. Tobit 6. The angel informs Tobias that the liver and heart of the fish will cure demoniac possession, while the gall will cure blindness. The fish had threatened to swallow Tobias (Tobit 6.2), but the writer tells us only that it was "a large fish"

Physical description

1 print : etching ; platemark 33.1 x 21 cm

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Exentera hunc pisce et cor ejus et fel. et jecur rep... Sunt eni...a haec necessaria ad medicamenta utiliter. Tob. VI

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 20895i

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  • Latin


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