(photo on external web page)
Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Genesis Cain and Abel Adam and Eve lament Abel's death (Comestor)
The Church
Liturgy Roman Rite Liturgical manuscripts and printed booksPostillaePrinted editions → Paris: perhaps Tréperel, c1493 (combination of Postilla and Speculum humanae salvationis - here are only the additional images from the Postilla)
Liturgy Roman Rite Liturgical manuscripts and printed booksPostillaeSaturday after the Second Sunday of Lent (Prodigal Son)
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisPrinted editionsParis: perhaps Treperel, c1493 (woodcuts also used by Vérard)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 26: Mary's sorrow over Christ's death26c: Adam and Eve mourn for the slain Abel → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 26: Mary's sorrow over Christ's death26c: Adam and Eve mourn for the slain Abel → Original composition: Adam and Eve hold the body of Abel between them
Antitypes for episodes from the Passion of Christ Deposition of Christ with Adam and Eve lamenting Abel's death (non-biblical, SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Non-biblical narratives treated as Types Adam and Eve lament Abel's deathType for the Descent from the Cross (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Further details
This is image 26b of the Speculum, but it is in this edition only used, mistakenly, for the Prodigal Son. The woodblock series for the Speculum omits a number of common scenes that were replaced with re-used woodcuts, the Speculum blocks were also used in editions by Vérard.
ARTIST/CREATOR
Paris
DATE
circa 1493
LOCATION
n/a
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Cest le mirouer de la redempcion humaine (GW M4304210), Paris (perhaps Jan Tréperel), 1493 (circa), fol. x5v
Acknowledgements
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