Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
3 Kings (A.V. I Kings) The Queen of Saba (3 Kings 10) The Queen of Saba talks to Solomon (3 Kings 10:2-3 and 6-9)Queen standing, not black
Heaven and Hell
Heaven The blessed enjoy the vision of Christ and the Virgin Mary
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisPrinted editionsLyon: Huss, 1478
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 42: Heaven42b: The Queen of Saba before Solomon → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 42: Heaven42b: The Queen of Saba before Solomon → Variant: Queen of Saba stands or kneels before Solomon but does not hold a scroll
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 42: Heaven42a: The Blessed in Heaven → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 42: Heaven42a: The Blessed in Heaven → Variant: Christ and the Virgin Mary, not in a mandorla, venerated by saints or angels
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament 3 Kings 3 Kings 10:6-7: The Queen of Saba tells Solomon that his glory surpasses all she could have imaginedType for Heaven (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Job Job 1:4: Feast of Job's childrenType for Heaven (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Esther Esth. 1:3-8: Feasts of King AssuerusType for Heaven (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for eschatological scenes Heaven with Job 1:4: Job's children feasting (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for eschatological scenes Heaven with Esth. 1:3-8: Feast of King Assuerus (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for eschatological scenes Heaven with 3 Kings 10:6-7: The Queen of Saba tells Solomon that his glory surpasses all she could have imagined (SHS)
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. 152v
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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