Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Genesis Jacob Jacob's dream of the ladder (Gen. 28:11-22)Jacob sees in his dream the angels ascending and descending the ladder (Gen. 28:12-15)
4 Kings (A.V. II Kings) Assumption of Elias and first miracles of Eliseus (4 Kings 2) Assumption of Elias (4 Kings 2:11)With Eliseus dropping his mantle or Eliseus taking or holding it (4 Kings 2:12-13)
Life of Christ
Ministry ParablesThe lost sheep (Lc. 15:4-6)Christ carrying the sheep, with rejoicing angels (cf. Lc. 15:7)
After the Passion Ascension Christ's feet onlyWith angels and all or most Apostles (often including Mary)
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 33: Ascension33d: Ascension of Elias → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 33: Ascension33d: Ascension of Elias → Original composition: Elias in the chariot, Eliseus beneath, holding the mantle of Elias that had fallen down to earth
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 33: Ascension33c: Christ as Good Shepherd → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 33: Ascension33c: Christ as Good Shepherd → Original composition: Christ carrying the lost sheep, with two angels on each side
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 33: Ascension33b: Jacob's dream of the Ladder → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 33: Ascension33b: Jacob's dream of the Ladder → Original composition: One ladder, God not shown
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 33: Ascension33a: Ascension of Christ → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 33: Ascension33a: Ascension of Christ → Original composition: Christ half in clouds, the Apostles (often including Mary) flanking the mountain from which He ascended, at the outside two angels
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Genesis Gen. 28:12-15: Jacob's dream of the ladderType for the Ascension (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament 4 Kings 4 Kings 2:11-12: Assumption of EliasType for the Ascension of Christ (BP, SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Passages from the New Testament treated as Types and Prophecies Luke Luke 15:4-6: Parable of the Shepherd returning with the lost sheepType for the Ascension (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Resurrection of Christ to the Coronation of the Virgin Ascension of Christ with 4 Kings 2:11-12: Assumption of Elias (BP, SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Resurrection of Christ to the Coronation of the Virgin Ascension of Christ with Luke 15:4-6: Parable of the Shepherd returning with the lost sheep (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Resurrection of Christ to the Coronation of the Virgin Ascension of Christ with Gen. 28:12-15: Jacob's dream of the ladder (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. 126-127
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
Notes on photograph
DESCRIPTION
Evelyn Silber gift
Contact
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