Folio: Schedel’s Chronicle, Sack of the Temple of Jerusalem


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Artifact Identification Folio: Schedel’s Chronicle, Sack of the Temple of Jerusalem   (1928.10.0001)
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Artist/Maker hartmann schedel
Geographic Location
Period/Date Medieval, 15th century
Culture German

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Width) 55.5 cm
Dimension 2 (Height) 40.8 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) <0.1 cm
Weight 27 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials paper, pigment--ink, paint
Manufacturing Processes printing, Painting, Papermaking
Munsell Color Information Strong Reddish Orange (10r 6/12) - flames (reverse LX1111) Strong Brown (7.5yr 3/6) - brown cupolas Deep Green (5g 3/8) - top of hill Moderate Olive Green (2.5gy 4/6) - green panel (left) Strong Reddish Orange (10r 6/12) - red hat (Malachias) Moderate Yellow (5y 8/8) - yellow top Sozobabel

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Published Description

Folio with colored woodcuts, 55.5 cm x 40.5 cm. Text in German. Front side depicts destruction of Jerusalem, back depicts horseman attacking a figure on foot. SCHEDEL'S CHRONICLE Schedel's Chronicle is one of the most celebrated of all Medievil illustrated books. In it Dr. Hartman Schedel, physician and humanist, wrote the history of the city of Nuremberg, from ht e creation of the world up to contemporary political events and personalities. The German edition was printed by Anton Koberger who managed one of the greatest German publishing concerns of the time. This was a profusely illustrated volume with 2,000 woodcuts, and Koberger followed the custom among book illustraters of his day by reusing the same cuts with different labels. (10) Adam and Eve.31.16.1 (11) Map of Jerusalem. 28.10.1 (12) Good Samaritan. All from Schedel's Chronicle, printed by Anton Koberger, Nuremberg1493. 31.17.2.

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