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This paper focuses on two woodcut images of human oddities in Portland State University’s edition of the Fasciculus temporum (Prüss, Strassburg, 1490).
One woodcut shows children with birth anomalies affecting their eyes, arms, and legs. The second is of a cynocephalus or dog-headed man. The history and context of these types of images and their significance within the text are both considered. This paper also examines possible medical explanations for the physical anomalies shown in the woodcut images.
Incunabula, Illumination, Illustration
European History | Medieval History | Medieval Studies
Brick, Brady, "Woodcuts of Human Oddities in the Fasciculus temporum" (2020). Fasciculus Temporum. 5.