Iconography
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Divination and prophecy
SibylsAugustus and the Tiburtine Sibyl The Sibyl points to the Virgin and Child
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Genesis Joseph Joseph interprets the dreams of the butler and baker (Gen. 40:7-19)The dream of the butler (Gen. 40:9-11)
Numbers God confirms the offices of the Levites, the Rod of Aaron (Num. 17-18) Aaron's Rod blossoms (Num. 17:8-9)
Life of Christ
Infancy Nativity Virgin lying in
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisManuscriptsCologne, Historisches Archiv, Best. 7020 (W (asterisk)) 105 (probably Cologne, second half 14th century)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 8: Nativity of Christ8d: Augustus and the Sibyl have vision of Christ's Nativity → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 8: Nativity of Christ8d: Augustus and the Sibyl have vision of Christ's Nativity → Original composition: Sibyl seated next to Augustus, above them a sun and an image of the Virgin and Child, with texts or banderoles
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 8: Nativity of Christ8c: The flowering rod of Aaron → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 8: Nativity of Christ8c: The flowering rod of Aaron → Original composition: Aaron's flowering rod surrounded by the dead rods, outdoors
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 8: Nativity of Christ8b: The dream of the Pharao's butler → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 8: Nativity of Christ8b: The dream of the Pharao's butler → Original composition: Butler lying down, feet in stocks, vine in the front centre
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 8: Nativity of Christ8a: Nativity of Christ → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 8: Nativity of Christ8a: Nativity of Christ → Variant: Virgin lying in, holding or nursing Child
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Numbers Num. 17:8-9: Aaron's rod blossomsType for the Nativity (BP, SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Genesis Gen. 40:9-15: Dream of Pharao's butlerType for the Nativity of Christ (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Infancy of Christ Nativity with Numbers 17:8-9: Aaron's rod (BP, SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Infancy of Christ Nativity with Gen. 40:9-15: Dream of Pharao's butler (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Cologne (attributed)
DATE
2nd half 14th century
LOCATION
Cologne, Historisches Archiv → Best. 7020 (W (with asterisk)) 105, p. 36-37
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
Notes on photograph
DESCRIPTION
Evelyn Silber gift
Contact
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