(photo on external web page)
Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Genesis Abraham and Isaac Abraham and Lot, MelchisedechMelchisedech, holding bread and wine, encounters and blesses Abraham (Gen. 14:19)
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisManuscriptsSt. Gall, Kantonsbibliothek, VadSlg Ms. 352,1-2 (Swabian or Swiss, c1440)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 16: Last Supper16d: Abraham meets the priest Melchisedech who sacrifices bread and wine → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 16: Last Supper16d: Abraham meets the priest Melchisedech who sacrifices bread and wine → Variant: Abraham, sometimes with companions, kneeling before Melchisedech who holds one or more hosts and a chalice
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Genesis Gen. 14:14: Melchisedech offers bread and wineType for the Last Supper (BP, SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Passion of Christ Last Supper with Gen. 14:18: Melchisedech offers bread and wine (BP, SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Swabian or Swiss
DATE
circa 1440
LOCATION
St Gall, Kantonsbibliothek → VadSlg Ms. 352,1-2, p. 30
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
Acknowledgements
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