Hurdy-Gurdy Playing Satyr with a Sleeping Nymph, Master of 1515
Jan Georg van der Vliet, c. 1632. ,An old man in ragged clothes and a feathery fur cap playing the hurdy gurdy. Wellcome Library, London 9,3x6,7cm
Terracotta plaque showing an operation in the 1500s, Germany Science Museum, London This terracotta plaque shows a scene in a tavern where a man is performing surgery on another man’s hand. The other men sitting around the table playing cards and listening to a hurdy-gurdy appear unaware of the activities occurring at the other end of the table. This type of scene was probably a common occurrence. This plaque may have been hung at a barber-surgeon’s shop or it might be a commemorative piece.
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