Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Genesis Jacob Jacob's dream of the ladder (Gen. 28:11-22)Jacob sees in his dream the angels ascending and descending the ladder (Gen. 28:12-15)
Life of Christ
After the Passion Ascension Whole Christ visibleChrist and angels only
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 32c-37b (Paris, fols. 7, 8, 11, 9, 10)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 33: Ascension33b: Jacob's dream of the Ladder → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 33: Ascension33b: Jacob's dream of the Ladder → Original composition: One ladder, God not shown
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 33: Ascension33a: Ascension of Christ → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 33: Ascension33a: Ascension of Christ → Variant: Christ with angels only
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Genesis Gen. 28:12-15: Jacob's dream of the ladderType for the Ascension (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament 4 Kings 4 Kings 2:11-12: Assumption of EliasType for the Ascension of Christ (BP, SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Passages from the New Testament treated as Types and Prophecies Luke Luke 15:4-6: Parable of the Shepherd returning with the lost sheepType for the Ascension (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Resurrection of Christ to the Coronation of the Virgin Ascension of Christ with 4 Kings 2:11-12: Assumption of Elias (BP, SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Resurrection of Christ to the Coronation of the Virgin Ascension of Christ with Luke 15:4-6: Parable of the Shepherd returning with the lost sheep (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Resurrection of Christ to the Coronation of the Virgin Ascension of Christ with Gen. 28:12-15: Jacob's dream of the ladder (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. 7v
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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