Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Numbers Balaam (Bileam) and Balak (Num. 22-24) Balaam prophecies the star out of Jacob (Orietur Stella, Num. 24:3)
Life of Christ
Infancy Adoration of the Magi Without attendantsWith JosephWhite Magus
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisManuscriptsNuremberg, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Hs. 22401 (probably Swabia, early 15th century, only partially illustrated))
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 9: Adoration of the Magi9b: The Magi see the star (Variant: Bileam's prophecy) → Variant: Bileam holding a scroll with his prophecy of the star
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, Joseph present, one Magus kneels, none points to the star
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Numbers Num. 24:17: Bileam's prophecy of the star: Orietur stella ex JacobProphecy for the Adoration of the Magi
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Numbers Num. 24:17: Bileam's prophecy of the star: Orietur stella ex JacobProphecy for the Journey of the Magi (SHS, few manuscripts only)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
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 Num. 24:17: Orietur stella ex JacobSpeculum 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)
Further details
The prophecy of Bileam (at the right) does not normally appear in the Speculum for this scene
ARTIST/CREATOR
Swabian (attributed)
DATE
early 15th century
LOCATION
Nuremberg, Germanisches Nationalmuseum → Hs. 22401, fol. 11v
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
Notes on photograph
DESCRIPTION
Evelyn Silber gift
Contact
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