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Hieroglyphica

Horou Apollonos Neiloou Hieroglyphika = Ori Apollinis Niliaci, De sacris notis & sculpturis libri duo

1551
Attributed to Jean Cousin (French, about 1490–about 1560), Attributed to Jean Goujon (French, about 1510–about 1565), Author Horapollo (Egyptian), Printer Guillaume Morel (French, 1505–1564), Publisher Jacques Kerver (French, active 1535–1583)


Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Murray, French, 282 (1543 ed.); Mortimer, French, 315; Praz, p. 82

Dimensions

Overall: 17.3 x 11.2 x 2 cm (6 13/16 x 4 7/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

33.525

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 195 woodcuts

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(Paris: Guillaume Morel, for Jacques Kerver, 1551) Octavo; 132 leaves; nineteenth-century gilt-stamped tan calf.

Emblematic illustrations featuring esoteric imagery (such as cuts on pp. 45, 93, 106, 149, and 222-23 [floating eyes and heads]).


Paris: Guillaume Morel, for Jacques Kerver, 1551

Provenance

E.P. Goldschmidt & Co., London, from whom purchased by MFA, June 1, 1933.

Credit Line

Fund in memory of Horatio Greenough Curtis