Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Exodus Moses: single figure
Life of Christ
After the Passion Harrowing of Hell Hell as a four-tiered structure, with Christ standing outside
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisManuscriptsK√∂nigsberg, Stadtbibliothek, Cod. S. 18.2 (dispersed) → Chapter 28a (Collection Grigoryants)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 28: Christ entering Limbo28a: The structure of Hell, Purgatory and Limbo, with Christ entering Limbo → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 28: Christ entering Limbo28a: The structure of Hell, Purgatory and Limbo, with Christ entering Limbo → Variant: Hell, Limbus Puerorum, Purgatory and Limbus Patrum not as registers but as storeys of a building
Non-biblical narratives treated as Types The ostrich liberates its chick imprisoned by Solomon in a glass vessel by squirting the blood of a worm onto itType for the Harrowing of Hell (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis (Type for Christ entering Limbo)
Antitypes for episodes from the Resurrection of Christ to the Coronation of the Virgin Harrowing of Hell with the Ostrich liberating its chick imprisoned by Solomon in a glass vessel by squirting the blood of a worm onto it (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis (Type for Christ entering Limbo)
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Tyrolese or Swiss Text by a scriptor Caspar
DATE
1426
LOCATION
Moscow, Collection S. I. Grigoryants (formerly Moscow, Collection I. G. Sanowich)
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
E. Iu. Zolotova, Nemetskaia rukopis 'Zertsalo chelovecheskogo spaseniia' XV veka: Opyt rekonstruktsii (The German manuscript 'Mirror of human salvation' of the XV century: A reconstruction attempt, in Lazarevskie chteniia. Iskusstvo Vizantii, Drevnei Rusi, Zapadnoi Evropy. Materialy nauchnoi konferentsii 2009 (Lazarevsky readings: The art of Byzantium, Ancient Russia, Western Europe. Materials of the scientific conference 2009), Moskva 2009, pp. 346-367, p. 354, fig. 15
Acknowledgements
Illustrations reproduced from Zolotova's book with kind permission of the author, location and date as kindly suggested by Mikhail Rogov, Moscow
Contact
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