Iconography
HISTORY
Ancient
Cyrus II of Persia Astyages dreams that the child with which his daughter is pregnant will destroy his empire
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisManuscriptsBerlin, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preu├čischer Kulturbesitz, Ms. lat. fol. 329 (perhaps Franconia, Mid-14th century, incomplete set)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 3: Annunciation of the Conception of Mary3b: Astyages dreams of a vine growing out of his daughter's womb → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 3: Annunciation of the Conception of Mary3b: Astyages dreams of a vine growing out of his daughter's womb → Original composition: Astyages in bed, his daughter stands behind the bed, a vine growing out of her
Non-biblical narratives treated as Types Astyages dreams of a vine growing out of his daughter's wombType for the Annunciation of the Conception of the Virgin Mary to Anne (SHS, few manuscripts only)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Franconian (attributed)
DATE
mid 14th century
LOCATION
Berlin, Staatsbibliothek → lat. fol. 329, fol. 3v
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
Notes on photograph
DESCRIPTION
Evelyn Silber gift
Contact
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