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

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


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 195 woodcuts

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


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


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

Credit Line

Fund in memory of Horatio Greenough Curtis