Iconography
LITERATURE
Modern
Comestor, PetrusHistoria ScholasticaNon-biblical Episodes3 Kings - Solomon imprisons an ostrich chick in a glass vessel - the ostrich liberates it by squirting the blood of a worm onto the glass
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Daniel Daniel in the lions' den (Dan. 6 and 14) In the lions' den - without kingwith Habacuc and angel
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisManuscriptsParis, Bibliothèque Nationale, Latin 9584, and Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum, MS 43-1950 (Tuscany or North-Eastern Italy, c1370-1390) → Chapters 24b-32b (Cambridge, fols. 9-16)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 28: Christ entering Limbo28d: The ostrich dissolves a glass vessel with the blood of a worm to liberate its chick inside → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 28: Christ entering Limbo28d: The ostrich dissolves a glass vessel with the blood of a worm to liberate its chick inside → Ostrich with worm next to vessel, in which the chick is not visible
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 28: Christ entering Limbo28c: Habacuc brings food to Daniel in the lions' den → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 28: Christ entering Limbo28c: Habacuc brings food to Daniel in the lions' den → Variant: Daniel between walls or in open landscape, often with the king watching
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Daniel Dan. 14:36-38: Daniel fed by Habacuc in the lions' denType for the Harrowing of Hell (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis (Type for Christ entering Limbo)
Non-biblical narratives treated as Types The ostrich liberates its chick imprisoned by Solomon in a glass vessel by squirting the blood of a worm onto itType for the Harrowing of Hell (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis (Type for Christ entering Limbo)
Antitypes for episodes from the Resurrection of Christ to the Coronation of the Virgin Harrowing of Hell with the Ostrich liberating its chick imprisoned by Solomon in a glass vessel by squirting the blood of a worm onto it (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis (Type for Christ entering Limbo)
Antitypes for episodes from the Resurrection of Christ to the Coronation of the Virgin Harrowing of Hell with Dan. 14:36-38: Daniel fed by Habacuc in the lions' den (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis (Type for Christ entering Limbo)
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Tuscan or Italian (North-Eastern)
DATE
circa 1370 - circa 1390
LOCATION
Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum → 43-1950, fol. 13r
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Montague Rhodes James and Bernhard Berenson, Speculum Humanae Salvationis. Being a reproduction of an Italian manuscript of the fourteenth century, Oxford 1926
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RELATIONS
Fitzwilliam Museum
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