Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Genesis Cain and Abel Death of Abel (Gen. 4:8)
Genesis Cain and Abel Sacrifice of Cain and Abel (Gen. 4:3-5)Both sacrifices in one composition
1 Kings (A.V. I Samuel) The war between Saul and David (1 Kings 19-31) David flees from Saul (1 Kings 19-20)Saul attempts to drive a spear through David (1 Kings 19:9-10, similarly in 1 Kings 18:11)
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisManuscriptsBrussels, Bibliothèque Royale, MS 281-283 (2140) (Rhineland, c1390)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 18: Betrayal of Christ18d: Cain kills Abel → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 18: Betrayal of Christ18d: Cain kills Abel → Original composition: Cain killing Abel, besides Cain and Abel standing, holding their sacrifices
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 18: Betrayal of Christ18c: Saul throws a spear at David → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 18: Betrayal of Christ18c: Saul throws a spear at David → Original composition: Saul enthroned, David standing, playing a musical instrument
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Genesis Gen. 4:8: Death of AbelType for the Betrayal of Christ (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament 1 Kings 1 Kings 19:10 (similarly 1 Kings 18:11): Saul throws a spear at DavidType for the Betrayal of Christ (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Passion of Christ Betrayal of Christ with Gen. 4:8: Cain kills Abel (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Passion of Christ Betrayal of Christ with 1 Kings 19:10 (similar 1 Kings 18:11): Saul throws a spear at David (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
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. 22r
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
Notes on photograph
DESCRIPTION
Evelyn Silber gift
Contact
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