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Linea Regum Egipti Ptholomeus Dionisus (Lineage of Ptolemy XII, Dionysus) from Liber chronicarum.
  • Michael Wolgemut
    circa 1435–1519
    born: Nuremberg, Holy Roman Empire (present-day Germany) ; died: Nuremberg, Holy Roman Empire (present-day Germany)
  • Linea Regum Egipti Ptholomeus Dionisus (Lineage of Ptolemy XII, Dionysus) from Liber chronicarum., 1493
  • Lib[er] cronicarum: cu[m] figuris et ymagi[ni]bus ab inicio mu[n]di. (Book of Chronicles: When the Heavens Inspire by Form and Likeness) Nuremberg: Anton Koberger
  • Where object was made: Nuremberg, Germany
  • Spencer Research Library, Department of Special Collections, Summerfield H12
  • Not on display
  • EL2009.024
  • Loan: Not in the Spencer's collection
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Exhibitions

Exhibition Label:
"Trees & Other Ramifications: Branches in Nature & Culture," Mar-2009, Steve Goddard
Hartmann Schedel’s Liber chronicarum, commonly known as the Nuremberg Chronicle, places the German Imperial city of Nuremberg within the context of known history and geography. On the left side of this opening in the book are Antipater and Cypros with their descendants, among them their son, Herod the Great, who appears at the top center of the page to the right with his wives Cleopatra, Malthace, Mariamne, and Doris, with their descendants below. As was often the custom in early family trees, viny tendrils descend from the bellies of mothers, with their children appearing as blossoms along the vine.