Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Numbers Balaam (Bileam) and Balak (Num. 22-24) Balaam's ass stopped by an angel (Num. 22:22-30)
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisManuscriptsPrague, Knihovna pražké metropolitní kapituly, A13 (Bohemian, perhaps partially Italian, second half 14th century, incomplete set)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 3: Annunciation of the Conception of Mary3d: Balaam (Bileam) and the angel → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 3: Annunciation of the Conception of Mary3d: Balaam (Bileam) and the angel → Variant: The angel, with a lifted sword, confronts Balaam, who lifts his scourge or club, above a star
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Numbers Num. 22:21-27: An angel blocking the way of Bileam's assType for the Annuncation of the Conception of the Virgin Mary to Joachim (SHS)
Antitypes for episodes from the Infancy of Christ Annunciation of the Conception of the Virgin Mary to Joachim with Num. 22:21-27: An angel blocking the way of Bileam's ass (SHS)
Further details
According to Silber, p. 232, fols. 3v-28v could be illuminated by an Italian artist, not dissimilar from Paris, Arsenal, MS 593
ARTIST/CREATOR
Italian or Bohemian
DATE
2nd half 14th century
LOCATION
Prague, Knihovna pražké metropolitní kapituly → A13, fol. 6r
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
Notes on photograph
DESCRIPTION
Evelyn Silber gift
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Evelyn Silber, The early iconography of the Speculum Humanae Salvationis: The Italian connection in the Fourteeenth Century, PhD Cambridge 1982 (typoscr.), pl. 121
Contact
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