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
Life of Christ
Infancy Adoration of the Magi Without attendantsWithout JosephWhite Magus
Infancy Story of the Magi The Magi see the starStar contains an image of Christ
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 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
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 9: Adoration of the Magi9b: The Magi see the star (Variant: Bileam's prophecy) → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 9: Adoration of the Magi9b: The Magi see the star (Variant: Bileam's prophecy) → Original composition: Magi kneeling, above them a star with an image of Christ as bust or half-figure with a cross atop of His head, with banderoles
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 9: Adoration of the Magi9a: Adoration of the Magi → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 9: Adoration of the Magi9a: Adoration of the Magi → Variant: Virgin and Child seated on one side, one Magus kneels and offers gifts, none points to the star
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)
SECULAR ICONOGRAPHY
Coats-of-Arms
Fictive Biblical figuresDavid's valiant men
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Cologne (attributed)
DATE
2nd half 14th century
LOCATION
Cologne, Historisches Archiv → Best. 7020 (W (with asterisk)) 105, p. 40-41
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
Notes on photograph
DESCRIPTION
Evelyn Silber gift
Contact
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