Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
1 Kings (A.V. I Samuel) The war between Saul and David (1 Kings 19-31) David, Nabal and Abigail, Phalti (1 Kings 25:2-44)Abigail intercedes with David for Nabal (1 Kings 25:23-31)
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 37: Mary interceding for the Sinners37b: Abigail asks David to be merciful to her husband Nabal → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 37: Mary interceding for the Sinners37b: Abigail asks David to be merciful to her husband Nabal → Original composition: Abigail kneels before David who approaches on foot with his soldiers
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament 1 Kings 1 Kings 25:23-24: Abigail asks David to be merciful to her husband NabalModel for Mary interceding for the faithful (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Hagiographic Scenes with biblical models Virgin MaryMary as Protector and Intercessorwith 1 Kings 25:23-24: Abigail asks David to be merciful to her husband Nabal (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. 10v
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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