(photo on external web page)
Iconography
LITERATURE
Modern
Comestor, PetrusHistoria ScholasticaNon-biblical Episodes3 Kings - Solomon imprisons an ostrich chick in a glass vessel - the ostrich liberates it by squirting the blood of a worm onto the glass
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
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 Limbo28d: The ostrich dissolves a glass vessel with the blood of a worm to liberate its chick inside → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 28: Christ entering Limbo28d: The ostrich dissolves a glass vessel with the blood of a worm to liberate its chick inside → Original composition: Ostrich squirting the blood of a snall dragon onto the glass vessel, inside which the chick is visible
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)
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. p8v
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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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