Samuel Anoints David

Book Title: Kercken Postilla, dat ys, Vthlegginge der Epistelen vnd Euangelien, an de Söndagen vnde vornemesten Festen / Doct. Mart. Luth

Author: Luther, Martin, 1483-1546

Image Title: Samuel Anoints David

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Description: With a horn of oil Samuel anoints David king of Israel. One of David’s attributes, the harp, rests on the ground beside him. The woodcut serves as a printer’s device for Samuel Selfisch (or, Seelfisch) of Wittenberg or of Gabriel Schnellboltz (cf. W.L. Strauss, The German Single-Leaf Woodcut 1550-1600, III.1310) for whom H. Krafft printed this volume and comes at the end of one section of the volume. The engraving is dated 1562, below which is the engraver’s knife and symbol (right margin); on the opposite mid-margin is a copyright mark: the 4-cross; and at the base is the author’s monogram with an arrow rising through it.

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