The Effigy of the Heretic

Bernard of Luxemburg (ca. 1460–1535).
Catalogus haereticorum.
Cologne: Eucharius Cervicornus and Gottfried Hittorp, 1523. (BRA0326)

The second edition of the Catalogus haereticorum includes an allegorical woodcut of the “statua hereticalis” (“effigy of the heretic”). While the heretic listens to the hot air bellowed into his ear by a winged demon, two other monsters below prepare to pull him into the flames of hell.