Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Genesis Noah Drunkenness of Noah (Gen. 9:20-27)The drunken Noah with his sons (Gen. 9:22-23)
Judges Samson (Jud. 13-16) Samson's slavery and death (Jud. 16:21-31)Samson destroying the house and killing the Philistines (Jud. 16:29-30)
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisManuscriptsBrussels, Bibliothèque Royale, MS 281-283 (2140) (Rhineland, c1390)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 19: Buffeting of Christ19d: Samson, mocked by the Philistines, throws down the two pillars of the house, killing thousands of Philistines (Variant: Samson has his eyes put out) → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 19: Buffeting of Christ19d: Samson, mocked by the Philistines, throws down the two pillars of the house, killing thousands of Philistines (Variant: Samson has his eyes put out) → Original composition: Samson standing between two pillars, pulling on them, with several Philistines mocking him at the left and right
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 19: Buffeting of Christ19c: Ham laughs over his father Noe who exposed himself in drunkenness, his brothers cover him → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 19: Buffeting of Christ19c: Ham laughs over his father Noe who exposed himself in drunkenness, his brothers cover him → Original composition: Noe lies in the foreground, Sem and Japhet are half turned away and hold a large cloak in front of them
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Genesis Gen. 9:21-23: The drunken Noah with his sonsType for the Buffeting of Christ (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Judges Jud. 16:29-30: Samson is mocked by the Philistines and throws down the pillar of their houseType for the Buffeting of Christ (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Passion of Christ Buffeting of Christ with Gen. 9:21-23: The drunken Noah with his sons (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Passion of Christ Buffeting of Christ with Jud. 16:29-30: Samson is mocked by the Philistines and throws down the pillar of their house (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. 23r
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
Notes on photograph
DESCRIPTION
Evelyn Silber gift
Contact
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