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Two prayers to the three magi for protection from disease; with pictures of the adoration of the magi and the magi with the holy family in heaven. Engraving on red silk.

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Physical description

1 print : line engraving, on red silk ; image 7.5 x 9.4 cm

Lettering

Heilige dreÿ Könige. Caspar. Melchior. Balthasar. Bittet fur uns jetzt und in unser Sterbstünd Diss an die Häupter und Reliquien der h.h. dreÿ Königen invöllen angestrichenes Briefflein gut fur alle Reisgefahren, Haüptweh, fallende Kranckheit fieber Zäuberei und jahen Tod dürch einen festen glaüben

Notes

Intended to be divided and sewn on to clothing. A similar print of the magi, also on red silk, is illustrated in M. Beer and U. Rehm, loc. cit. The cloth was thought to have acquired protective powers from the fact that it had touched the reliquary containing the bodies or heads of the magi in Cologne cathedral

References note

M. Beer and U. Rehm, Das kleine Andachtsbild, Hildesheim 2004, pp. 10-11.

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Wellcome Library no. 22202i

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