Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Genesis The Tower of Babel Building of the Tower of Babel (Gen. 11:1-4)
Exodus The Giving of the Law on Sinai God gives the Law to the Israelites - images differing from the Biblical textGod appears to Moses and the Israelites, holding nothing
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisPrinted editionsLyon: Huss, 1478
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 34: Pentecost34c: The Israelites receive the Ten Commandments → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 34: Pentecost34c: The Israelites receive the Ten Commandments → Variant: God appearing to the Israelites, holding nothing
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 34: Pentecost34b: Building of the Tower of Babel → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 34: Pentecost34b: Building of the Tower of Babel → Variant: Building scene without God at the top
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Genesis Gen. 11:1-9: Building of the Tower of BabelType for Pentecost (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
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)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
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)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Resurrection of Christ to the Coronation of the Virgin Pentecost with Gen. 11:1-9: Building of the Tower of Babel (SHS)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. 133r
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)
Acknowledgements
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