Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Numbers Balaam (Bileam) and Balak (Num. 22-24) Balaam's ass stopped by an angel (Num. 22:22-30)
Virgin Mary
Life of the Virgin Birth of the Virgin Virgin held by St Anne
Life of the Virgin Birth of the Virgin Virgin held by both St Anne and St Joachim
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisPrinted editionsLyon: Huss, 1478
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 4: Nativity of Mary4a: Nativity of Mary → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 4: Nativity of Mary4a: Nativity of Mary → Original composition: Anne (in bed) and Joachim (standing behind) both hold Mary
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 3: Annunciation of the Conception of Mary3d: Balaam (Bileam) and the angel → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 3: Annunciation of the Conception of Mary3d: Balaam (Bileam) and the angel → Original composition: The angel, with a lifted sword, confronts Balaam, who lifts his scourge or club, no star visible
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Numbers Num. 22:21-27: An angel blocking the way of Bileam's assType for the Annuncation of the Conception of the Virgin Mary to Joachim (SHS)
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Isaias Isa 11:1-3: Vision of the tree of JesseType for the Birth of Mary (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament 3 Kings 3 Kings 6:2-10: The building of the TempleType for the Birth of Mary (SHS)
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Ezechiel Ez. 44:1-3: Vision of the closed gate that shall only open for the princeType for the Birth of Mary (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Infancy of Christ Birth of the Virgin Mary with Isa. 11:1: Prophecy of the Tree of Jesse (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Infancy of Christ Birth of the Virgin Mary with 3 Kings 6:2-10: The building of the Temple (SHS)
Antitypes for episodes from the Infancy of Christ Birth of the Virgin Mary with Ez. 44:1-3: Vision of the closed gate that shall only open for the prince (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Infancy of Christ Annunciation of the Conception of the Virgin Mary to Joachim with Num. 22:21-27: An angel blocking the way of Bileam's ass (SHS)
Further details
woodcut. Image also used in the first edition printed in Lyon in 1478 (first illustrated book printed in France). Image also used in the editions: 1479, 1482, 1486 (presumably, no surviving copy), 1488.
ARTIST/CREATOR
Lyon
DATE
1478
LOCATION
n/a
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Colophon: Cy finist le Mirouer de la redemption de lumain lignage (GW M43034), Lyon (Huss), 1483, fol. 5v
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Le livre illustré à Lyon (1480-1600) - Equipex Biblissima
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RELATIONS
complete digital copy of illustrated text (external website)
USTC
BML catalogue entry (1479 edition)
complete digital copy (Gallica)
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