Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Life of Christ
Passion CrucifixionSingle crossWith Virgin and Saint John onlySymmetrical → Without skull - with sword in Mary's breast
Passion Betrayal and arrest of Christ Without Malchus's ear
Passion Betrayal and arrest of Christ Mary is told of the Betrayal
Saints
Saints A - ZFrancis of Assisi (OFM) CyclesRome, Biblioteca Corsiniana, MS 55.K.2 (Avignon, first half 14th century, Life of St Francis combined with a Speculum humanae salvationis, incomplete set)
Saints A - ZFrancis of Assisi (OFM) Posthumous miracles and other eventsSt Francis appears to Pope Gregory IX, displaying blood flowing from his stigmata into a bowl (Miracula, I, 2)
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisManuscriptsRome, Biblioteca Corsiniana, MS 55.K.2 (Avignon, first half 14th century, Rossi 17)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 44: The Seven Sorrows of Mary44f: Fifth Sorrow: Crucifixion → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 44: The Seven Sorrows of Mary44f: Fifth Sorrow: Crucifixion → Original composition: Single Cross, flanked symmetrically by John and Mary whose breast is pierced with a sword
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 44: The Seven Sorrows of Mary44e: Fourth Sorrow: Mary learns that Christ was betrayed → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 44: The Seven Sorrows of Mary44e: Fourth Sorrow: Mary learns that Christ was betrayed → Original composition: Kiss of Judas, besides John telling Mary about the Betrayal
Antitypes for episodes from the Passion of Christ Crucifixion as model for St Francis appearing to Pope Gregory IX and showing blood and water from his stigmata
Hagiographic Scenes with biblical modelsFrancis St Francis appearing to Pope Gregory IX and showing blood and water from his stigmatawith the Crucifixion
Further details
The manuscript is misbound, fols. 12-20 should appear after fol. 46
ARTIST/CREATOR
Avignon
DATE
1st half 14th century
LOCATION
Rome, Biblioteca Corsiniana → 55.K.2 (Rossi 17), fol. 18v
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
Notes on photograph
DESCRIPTION
Evelyn Silber gift
Contact
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