(photo on external web page)
Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Numbers Balaam (Bileam) and Balak (Num. 22-24) Balaam's ass stopped by an angel (Num. 22:22-30)
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisPrinted editionsBlockbook (first Latin edition), probably Utrecht, between 1466 and 1471
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)
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
ARTIST/CREATOR
Utrecht (attributed)
DATE
1466 - 1471 One copy is on paper from 1466-1467, one has rubrications dated to 1471
LOCATION
Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek → Xylogr. 37, fol. 9r
PRIMARY TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis (Blockbook, first Latin edition, GW M43002), Utrecht (probably), 1466-1471
ADDITIONAL TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (IMAGE ALSO REPRODUCED IN)
Colophon: Hier eyndet die warachtige spiegel onser behaldenisse (GW M43050) Culemborg (Veldener) 1492 (Sept 27) c4v
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RELATIONS
complete digital copy of illustrated text (external website)
Acknowledgements
Images on external web-page, used with kind permission of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek M√ľnchen (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)
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