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  • Tx31qq70s?file=thumbnail
    Contributing Institution: Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library and Ohio State University Libraries
    Description: "MD" (see "Soldiers drag two Christians by ropes" in this collection). and A bound man dressed in loincloth lies on his back, and a guard crouches over him and drills out his left eye. A second man, also dressed in loincloth, lies bound on his back, while a second guard sears that man's left thigh with a branding iron. A fire heats other irons in the rear. (Cartouche "The Christians right eyes bored out, and searyng of their left hammes.82." ["The Christians' right eyes bored out, and searing of their left hams. 82."]). This woodcut appears on the "Table of the Ten First Persecutions of the Primitive Church" foldout illustration in the second (1570) and fourth (1583) editions. Luborsky and Ingram 11223/1A (detail). JPEG file (610 KB).