Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
2 Kings (A.V. II Samuel) The Three Valiant Men (2 Kings 23) The Three Valiant Men offer the water to David (2 Kings 23:16)
3 Kings (A.V. I Kings) The Queen of Saba (3 Kings 10) The Queen of Saba brings gifts to Solomon (3 Kings 10:10)Solomon on the lions' throne, Queen not black
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisManuscriptsBrussels, Bibliothèque Royale, MS 281-283 (2140) (Rhineland, c1390)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 9: Adoration of the Magi9d: The throne of Solomon and the Queen of Saba → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 9: Adoration of the Magi9d: The throne of Solomon and the Queen of Saba → Original composition: Solomon's throne decorated with lions and hands, at the bottom of the steps the Queen of Saba, often holding a vessel
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 9: Adoration of the Magi9c: The Three Valiant Men bring water to David → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 9: Adoration of the Magi9c: The Three Valiant Men bring water to David → Original composition: David seated, next to one kneeling and two standing men holding vessels
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament 2 Kings 2 Kings 23:14-17: The Three Valiant Men bring water from Bethlehem to DavidType for the Adoration of the Magi (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament 3 Kings 3 Kings 10:1-3: The Queen of Saba visits SolomonType for the Adoration of the Magi (BP, SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament 3 Kings 3 Kings 10:18-20: The Throne of SolomonType for the Adoration of the Magi (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Infancy of Christ Adoration of the Magi with 3 Kings 10:1-3: Meeting of Solomon and the Queen of Saba (BP, SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Infancy of Christ Adoration of the Magi with 2 Kings 23:14-17: The three strong men bring water to David (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Infancy of Christ Adoration of the Magi with 3 Kings 10:18-20: The Throne of Solomon (SHS)
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Rhineland from Steinhaus monastery near Wuppertal
DATE
circa 1390
LOCATION
Brussels, Bibliothèque royale de Belgique → 281-283 (cat. no. 2140), fol. 13r
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
Notes on photograph
DESCRIPTION
Evelyn Silber gift
Contact
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