(photo on external web page)
Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Life of Christ
After the Passion Harrowing of Hell Hell as a four-tiered structure (Hell proper, Limbus puerorum, Purgatory, Limbus patrum), which Christ in the top register
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisPrinted editionsCulemborg: Veldener, 1492 (additions to the blockbook edition)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 28: Christ entering Limbo28a: The structure of Hell, Purgatory and Limbo, with Christ entering Limbo → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 28: Christ entering Limbo28a: The structure of Hell, Purgatory and Limbo, with Christ entering Limbo → Variant: Hell, Limbus Puerorum, Purgatory and Limbus Patrum not as registers but as storeys of a building
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Daniel Dan. 14:36-38: Daniel fed by Habacuc in the lions' denType for the Harrowing of Hell (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis (Type for Christ entering Limbo)
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Daniel Dan. 3:49-50: An angel protects the Hebrews in the fiery furnaceType for the Harrowing of Hell (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis (Type for Christ entering Limbo)
Non-biblical narratives treated as Types The ostrich liberates its chick imprisoned by Solomon in a glass vessel by squirting the blood of a worm onto itType for the Harrowing of Hell (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis (Type for Christ entering Limbo)
Antitypes for episodes from the Resurrection of Christ to the Coronation of the Virgin Harrowing of Hell with the Ostrich liberating its chick imprisoned by Solomon in a glass vessel by squirting the blood of a worm onto it (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis (Type for Christ entering Limbo)
Antitypes for episodes from the Resurrection of Christ to the Coronation of the Virgin Harrowing of Hell with Dan. 14:36-38: Daniel fed by Habacuc in the lions' den (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis (Type for Christ entering Limbo)
Antitypes for episodes from the Resurrection of Christ to the Coronation of the Virgin Harrowing of Hell with Dan. 3:49-50: An angel protects the Hebrews in the fiery furnace (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis (Type for Christ entering Limbo)
Further details
These woodcuts have the same frames as the illustrations of the Speculum woodcuts and have been attributed to the same artist as the second half of the Speculum. Whereas this suggests that they were probably made for the Speculum blockbook they were apparently not used before the 1492 edition
ARTIST/CREATOR
Utrecht (attributed)
DATE
1466 - 1492
LOCATION
n/a
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Colophon: Hier eyndet die warachtige spiegel onser behaldenisse (GW M43050), Culemborg (Veldener), 1492 (Sept 27), fol. p5v
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RELATIONS
complete digital copy of illustrated text (external website)
Acknowledgements
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