Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Exodus The Giving of the Law on Sinai God descends on Sinai with thunder (Exod. 19:16-19)
Exodus The Giving of the Law on Sinai Gods speaks to Moses from the cloud (cf. Exod. 20:21)
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesEnamelKlosterneuburg AltarpieceSection 15: Pentecost
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Exodus Exod. 19:16-19, 20:21 and 31:18: The giving of the Law on SinaiType for Pentecost (BP, SHS)Miscellaneous
Antitypes for episodes from the Resurrection of Christ to the Coronation of the Virgin Pentecost with Exod. 19:16-19, 20:21 and 31:18: The giving of the Law on Sinai (BP, SHS)Miscellaneous
SECULAR ICONOGRAPHY
Allegories and personifications A-Z
Patience (Patientia)General
Humility (Humilitas)
Allegorical cycles
Medieval cyclesKlosterneuburg Altarpiece (lower row)
Further details
Titulus: Mons Sinay. Ignea Lex Digne Moysim Svccendit Igne; the titulus refers to the fire on the mountain described in Exod. 19:18; at the left Humilitas, at the right Patientia
ARTIST/CREATOR
Nicholas of Verdun (active 1181-1205)
DATE
1181
LOCATION
Klosterneuburg, Stiftsmuseum
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Karl Drexler and Thomas Strommer, Der Verduner Altar. Ein Emailwerk des XII. Jahrhunderts im Stifte Klosterneuburg bei Wien, Vienna 1903, pl. 45
Contact
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