Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Exodus Childhood of Moses Moses tramples or breaks the crown of Pharaoh (Comestor, non-scriptural)Moses feigns madness by eating burning coals and so is not punished
Jeremias (A.V. Jeremiah) Jeremias prophesies that the Egyptians will worship an image of a Virgin and a Child (non-biblical)
Virgin Mary
Virgin and Child Virgin nursing ChildBreastfeeding Child
Virgin and Child Full lengthSeatedAloneChild at left
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisPrinted editionsLyon: Huss, 1478
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 11: Fall of idols during the Flight into Egypt11c: The young Moses, having broken Pharao's crown, feigns madness by eating burning coals → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 11: Fall of idols during the Flight into Egypt11c: The young Moses, having broken Pharao's crown, feigns madness by eating burning coals → Variant: Pharao, Moses, man with brazier, and one or more accusers or bystanders
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 11: Fall of idols during the Flight into Egypt11b: According to a prophecy of Jeremias the Egyptians would one day venerate the image of a virgin with her child → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 11: Fall of idols during the Flight into Egypt11b: According to a prophecy of Jeremias the Egyptians would one day venerate the image of a virgin with her child → Variant: Virgin and Child seated, between candles
Antitypes for episodes from the Infancy of Christ Flight into Egypt with the young Moses, having broken Pharao's crown, feigns madness by eating burning coals (Comestor, SHS, few manuscripts only)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Infancy of Christ Flight into Egypt with Jeremias prophesying that the Egyptians will worship an image of a Virgin and a Child (non-biblical, SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Non-biblical narratives treated as Types The young Moses, having broken Pharao's crown, feigns madness by eating burning coals Type for the Flight into Egypt (SHS, few manuscripts only)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Non-biblical narratives treated as Types Jeremias prophesies that the Egyptians will worship an image of a Virgin and a Child Type for the Flight into Egypt (SHS, few manuscripts only)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Further details
woodcut. Image also used in the first edition printed in Lyon in 1478 (first illustrated book printed in France). Image also used in the editions: 1479, 1482, 1486 (presumably, no surviving copy), 1488.
ARTIST/CREATOR
Lyon
DATE
1478
LOCATION
n/a
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Colophon: Cy finist le Mirouer de la redemption de lumain lignage (GW M43034), Lyon (Huss), 1483, fol. 34v
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Le livre illustré à Lyon (1480-1600) - Equipex Biblissima
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RELATIONS
complete digital copy of illustrated text (external website)
USTC
BML catalogue entry (1479 edition)
complete digital copy (Gallica)
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