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Catholic Inquisition XVII century, The Malefiz House in Bamberg
The Malefiz House in Bamberg was built in 1627 by Prince Bishop Johann George II and was a torture jail of the Catholic Inquisition. The monumental building looked like a church
torture collection instruments at Nuremberg royal castle, vintage engraving
XIX century, torture collection instruments displayed in the dungeons of Nuremberg royal castle
Woodcut, “The old man”, by Hans Lützelburger (?-1526)
XV century, Illustration by Hans Lützelburger inspired to Hans Holbein’s “Totentanz” (“La danse macabre”, a collection of 40 woodcuts): an old man walking hand in hand with Death, the friend who will free him from his pains.
Tumb of Heinrich II and his consort Kunigunde (1513)
Bamberg cathedral, sepulchre of Emperor Heinrich the II and his consort Kunigunde, by Tilman Riemenschneider, sculpted in Solnhofer limestone. Completed in 1513.
Front cover illustration of a religious book from 1507
Woodcut for a cover illustration from 1507. The caption reads: “‘Faksimile des Titels von Grünbeck ‘Eine neue ausslegung der seltsamen wunderzaichen’…” . The mentioned Grünbeck is possibly a misspelling of Grünpeck (Josef), a Bavarian humanist, physician, astrologer, historian and priest … Continued