Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Canticles (A.V. Song of Songs) Cant. 4:4: Bridegroom: Sicut turris David collum tuum ... mille clypei pendant ex ea, omnis armatura fortium (Bridegroom: Thy neck is as the tower of David ... a thousand bucklers hang upon it ..)
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisManuscriptsBaltimore, Walters Art Museum, W. 149 (German, late 14th century, fragment)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 6: The Betrothal of Mary to Joseph6d: The Tower of David covered in shields → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 6: The Betrothal of Mary to Joseph6d: The Tower of David covered in shields → Original composition: Tower apparently rectangular, seen from one side, with crenellation and numerous shields, some on protruding lances
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Cantica Canticorum Cant. 4:4: The Tower of David protected by a thousand bucklersType for the Betrothal of the Virgin Mary (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Infancy of Christ Betrothal of the Virgin Mary to Joseph with Cant. 4:4: The Tower of David protected by a thousand bucklers (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
German
DATE
late 14th century
LOCATION
Baltimore, Walters Art Museum → W. 149, fol. 2r
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
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RELATIONS
Walters Art Museum (for high resolution images)
Walters Art Museum (catalogue entry)
Acknowledgements
Images kindly provided by the Walters Art Museum Baltimore (CC BY-SA 3.0)
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