Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Genesis Cain and Abel Adam and Eve lament Abel's death (Comestor)
Ruth Elimelech and his family in Moab (Ruth 1:1-5) Noemi, Ruth and Orpha as widows (cf. Ruth 1:5)
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisManuscriptsBrussels, Bibliothèque Royale, MS 281-283 (2140) (Rhineland, c1390)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 26: Mary's sorrow over Christ's death26d: Noemi mourning for her sons → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 26: Mary's sorrow over Christ's death26d: Noemi mourning for her sons → Original composition: Noemi standing between her daughters
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 26: Mary's sorrow over Christ's death26c: Adam and Eve mourn for the slain Abel → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 26: Mary's sorrow over Christ's death26c: Adam and Eve mourn for the slain Abel → Original composition: Adam and Eve hold the body of Abel between them
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Ruth Ruth 1:5 (and 1:20): Noemi and her daughter-in-law lament over the death of her husband and her sonsType for the Descent from the Cross (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Passion of Christ Deposition of Christ with Adam and Eve lamenting Abel's death (non-biblical, SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Passion of Christ Deposition of Christ with Ruth 1:5 (and 1:20): Noemi laments over the death of her husband and her sons (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Non-biblical narratives treated as Types Adam and Eve lament Abel's deathType for the Descent from the Cross (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. 30r
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
Notes on photograph
DESCRIPTION
Evelyn Silber gift
Contact
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