Tacuinum Sanitatis Mandrake Dog



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Deutsch: Eine Alraunenernte aus dem Kodex Tacuinum sanitatis in medicina (Cod. Vindob. ser. nov. 2644, ca. 1390) zu einem Text des orientalischen Arztes Ibn Butlan. Der Maler hatte offensichtlich Schwierigkeiten, den Bewegungsablauf korrekt darzustellen: Da die Wurzel beim Ernten nach altem Aberglauben einen tödlichen Schrei ausstößt, sollte ein Hund dazu verwendet werden. Der Wurzelgräber bindet ihm einen um die Pflanze geschlungenen Strick um den Hals und stellt etwas weiter weg eine Schüssel Wasser hin. Läuft der Hund nun auf die Schüssel zu, reißt er die Wurzel aus dem Boden
English: Mandrake (Mandragora officinarum) from Tacuinum Sanitatis manuscript (ca. 1390)
Date circa 1390(1390)
Source Scan aus: Hans Biedermann — Medicina Magica. Graz: Akademische Druck- und Verlagsanstalt, 1978 2. Auflage S. 57. ISBN 3-201-01077-4. Illustration ursprünglich aus: Tacuinum sanitatis in medicina, Codex Vindobonensis Series nova 2644 der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek fol 40 recto
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