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Eternal Wisdom's Suffering Servant

ca. 1482
15th century


Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Woodcut with hand coloring
Series: from Das Buch der Seusse, des gleich noch bessers den laien nit kund ist sein leben sebessern, Augsburg
Edition: From Das Buch der Seusse, des gleich noch bessers den laien nit kund ist sein leben sebessern, Augsburg, by Heinrich Suso (ca. 1295–1366), published by Anton Sorg in 1482
Provenance / Collectors' Marks: Friedrich August II, 1797–1854, King of Saxony (Lugt 971)
Bibliography: C. 5688; Hind II, 298; Schreiber 5325-9; A. Schramm (vol. 4, 24), 774; Muther no. 68, plates 70–71. For more on Henry Suso (Heinrich Seuse) see José van Aelst, "Visualizing the Spiritual: Images in the Life and Teaching of Henry Suso (c. 1295–1366)” in Speaking to the Eyes: Sight and Insight through Text and Image (1150–1650), edited by T. De Hemptinne, et al. (Turnhout: Brepols, 2013): 129–151.
Credit Line: Purchase funds, 1957
Accession Number: 1957.12.1

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  • allegory
  • animals - This section can use more hierarchical (quasi-Linnaean) refinement in future; extant terms were assembled into a fairly flat and slightly redundant structure to expedite conversion.
  • dogs
  • religious art - Use broadly for art depicting religious subjects or for art used in worship. [September 1993 descriptor added.]
  • torment

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