Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts
Shelfmark:
MS. Barocci 170
Type of object:
Manuscript
Material:
Parchment
Author (if known):
Leo the Wise; Francesco Barozzi (translator)
Title text:
Oracula.
Country or nationality of origin:
Italian
Place of origin:
Venice
Date:
Dated 1577
Folio or page no.:
fol. 025v
Whole page or detail:
whole page
Image description:
Title: 'FIGVRA 22. Fatus scolestus'. The Birth of the Antichrist. Woman seated on bed in centre of the composition, newborn baby in a cradle on rockers, attended by a maiden seated in the foreground. Scene takes place in walled courtyard of a house, maid comes out of building on the right. Three women frightened by the irruption of the Devil from another building on the left. He is depicted as a hairy horned demon with long snout, goat hind legs and holding a sceptre. Drapery hangs between the two buildings over the courtyard. Above, in dark clouds, are two winged demons.

Oracula.