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The child Samuel is laid down to sleep and the hushed priests await his prophecies; the elaborate surrounding panel is decorated with florid demons. Engraving.

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Bible. O.T. 1 Samuel 3.5. To the left and right of the circular panel are demons in the style of the 15th century, with elongated necks. From their hard, armour-like bellies emerge florid botanical formations. Their tongues extend into four circular bags with intestinal strings projecting from their centres. At the top of the print are two birds, possibly waxwings, flanking a grinning demon. At the bottom are two centaurs, the lower halves of their bodies flourishing into leaves

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1 print : line engraving ; platemark 38.5 x 25.8 cm

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I. S. 3. 5.

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Wellcome Library no. 20009i

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