Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Apollo
WorshipGolden table brought to the temple of Apollo
LITERATURE
Ancient
Valerius MaximusFacta et dicta memorabiliaIV.1. ext. 7: Solon commands to dedicate the golden table found in the sea to Apollo
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Astronomy and astrology
Planets Not represented as planetary deitiesIndividualSol
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Virgin Mary
Life of the Virgin Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple
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 1a-8b (Paris, fols. 4-6, 14-18)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 5: The Presentation of Mary in the Temple5b: Fishermen find a golden table and bring it to the temple of Apollo → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 5: The Presentation of Mary in the Temple5b: Fishermen find a golden table and bring it to the temple of Apollo → Variant: The table is presented before the altar of Apollo
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 5: The Presentation of Mary in the Temple5a: Presentation of Mary in the Temple → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 5: The Presentation of Mary in the Temple5a: Presentation of Mary in the Temple → Variant: Mary standing on the altar, with Anne and the priest or Anne and Joachim only
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Judges Jud. 11:39: Jephte sacrifices his daughterType for the Presentation of the Virgin (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Infancy of Christ Presentation of the Virginwith the golden table that had been found in the sea brought to the temple of Apollo (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Infancy of Christ Presentation of the Virginwith the Queen of Babylon looking from the Hanging Gardens to her home country (SHS)
Antitypes for episodes from the Infancy of Christ Presentation of the Virgin with Jud. 11:39: Jephte sacrifices his daughter (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Non-biblical narratives treated as Types The golden table that had been found in the sea is brought to the temple of ApolloType for the Presentation of the Virgin (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Non-biblical narratives treated as Types The Queen of Babylon looks from the Hanging Gardens to her home countryType for the Presentation of the Virgin (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Further details
This is a fragment - more than half of the illuminated pages are missing (the cut-out miniatures of most of them are now in Cambridge), the remainder is misbound in many places.
ARTIST/CREATOR
Tuscan or Italian (North-Eastern)
DATE
circa 1370 - circa 1390
LOCATION
Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France → lat. 9584, fol. 15v
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
Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Dean's Development Fund of the School of Advanced Study, University of London
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