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Rationarum Evangelistarum, 1502, a woodcut print by Petrus von Rosenheim, printed by Thomas Anselm; this is a mnemonic device intended to help one remember the Gospel of Luke, his symbol, the ox, presenting imagery representing key moments in each chapter. (Walters Museum of Art)

This cryptic image may appear bizarre, but it was an effective mnemonic, or memory, device.

Интересное и забытое - быт и курьезы прошлых эпох.

Plate Death and the Bishop; Death holding an hourglass leading a bishop to right; a shepherd in left background, a sheep next to the bishop at left; from a series of eight engravings after Hans Holbein the Younger.

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An Italian painting showing the Vision of Saint Francesca of Rome, the red angels are seraphim; St Peter is depicted twice: with a papal tiara and the sword that martyred him.

TARONOMICON: Ars Memoranda & Rationarum Evangelistarum

I first came across these images in The Medieval Craft of Memory: An Anthology of Texts and Pictures ed. by Mary Carruthers and Jam M.

Emblem of Johannes Philippus Papius; a heart with six eyes on a tree stump in a landscape, a branch growing from the heart, banderol with motto above  Engraving

Recto Emblem of Johannes Philippus Papius; a heart with six eyes on a tree stump in a landscape, a branch growing from the heart, banderol with motto above Engraving © The Trustees of the British Museum

"Die Mesikait", Serie "Die sieben Tugenden", c.1510, Hans Burgkmair der Ältere (1473-1531)

From a series of seven woodcuts. Woodcut, a modern Derschau impression

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