Altar offering, 15th century

Altar offering, 15th century

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Credit: KING'S COLLEGE LONDON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Altar offering. 15th-century artwork of a table on which are objects in flames, beside rocks. This could be a burning of food on an altar as a religious offering. This coloured woodcut is from a 1497 edition of 'Hortus sanitatis' (Garden of Health), printed in the German city of Mainz by Jacob Meydenbach. Also called 'Ortus Sanitatis', this work contains treatises on plants, animals and medicinal treatments, and was first published in 1491.

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