(photo on external web page)
Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Life of Christ
After the Passion Harrowing of Hell Christ approaching a Hell that is neither a four-tiered structure nor a gate
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisManuscriptsNeustift bei Brixen (Novacella), Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. 166 (Southern German, early 15th century)
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: Limbo, Purgatory and Hell only represented with several persons in a cauldron and others behind, Christ is approaching them
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Daniel Dan. 14:36-38: Daniel fed by Habacuc in the lions' denType for the Harrowing of Hell (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis (Type for Christ entering Limbo)
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Daniel Dan. 3:49-50: An angel protects the Hebrews in the fiery furnaceType for the Harrowing of Hell (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis (Type for Christ entering Limbo)
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)
Antitypes for episodes from the Resurrection of Christ to the Coronation of the Virgin Harrowing of Hell with Dan. 14:36-38: Daniel fed by Habacuc in the lions' den (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 Dan. 3:49-50: An angel protects the Hebrews in the fiery furnace (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis (Type for Christ entering Limbo)
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Southern German
DATE
early 15th century
LOCATION
Neustift bei Brixen (Novacella), Stiftsbibliothek → Cod. 166, fol. 30v
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
Acknowledgements
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