Woodcut with the martyrdom of
Apollinaris outside the city walls of Ravenna.
Taken from a book with legends of the saints in Latin.
Apollinaris was considered the founder and bishop of the Christian community of
Ravenna. According to the legend, Apollinaris was apprehended at the gates of
the city and brutally beaten to death.
Believers venerate Apollinaris a helper against epilepsy.
The text shows different font sizes as well as red text sections and initials.
The top of the leaf reads in red: In sancti appollinaris epi(scopus). The
previous page is entitled: In sancte marie magdalene.
Beautiful late Gothic style. The shading of the figures is more emphasized and
increases their plasticity – so the woodcut does not belong to the 15th century
20.7 cm (8.1 in), 15.1 cm (5.9 in)
Clear print on laid paper Red initials and text passages, different font sizes.
Paper lightly browned.
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