Large woodcut device of printer Franz Behem (a pelican in her piety with motto: Sic his qui diligunt [i.e. Thus to those who love]), signed with the HS monogram of an unidentified blockcutter active in Mainz in the first half of the 16th century.
Rerum Sapientia custos - Wisdom is the guardian of all things - Claude Paradin, Devises heroïques, 1557
Amulet, 11th century; Fatimid, Egypt Ink on paper H. 9 in. (23 cm), W. 3 1/4 in. (8.4 cm) Centuries before block printing was introduced in Europe, the technique was used in the Islamic world to produce miniature texts consisting of prayers, incantations, and Qur’anic verses that were kept in amulet boxes. The text on this amulet is in the angular kufic script. The six-pointed star, a familiar symbol in Islamic art, is usually called "Solomon's seal."