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Christ holds up a glass heart filled with animals (sins) and cures a sick woman with the fluid from the wound in his side. Engraving by H. Goltzius, 1578.

  • Goltzius, Hendrik, 1558-1617.
Date
1578
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26628i
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Description

Christ (marked "Medicus, Matth. 12") holds a glass heart containing a boar, a frog and another object, perhaps a bottle, all representing sins. The water emanating from his side into the sick woman's cup is labelled "Livore eius sanati sumus. Esai 53." A globe bearing a cross hovers next to the heart, marked "Fiat. Portans oia verbo virtutis suæ. Hebr. 1." A woman beneath it (marked "Matth. 0. Fides tua te salua fecit") holds a small crucifix and holds the sick woman's wrist

Publication/Creation

1578

Physical description

1 print : line engraving

Lettering

Miracula Christi ...

References note

Listed in Hirschmann, 'Goltzius', no. 58, and Strauss, 'Hendrick Goltzius' (1977), no. 28
J. Peto (ed.), The heart, New Haven and London 2007, p. 29

Lettering note

Lettering continues at length around the border. Scenes of Christ the healer are mixed with illustrations of sacred physical substances: manna from heaven, rock (1. Corinthians 10), a column of fire (Exodus 13) etc.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 26628i

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  • Latin


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