Iconography
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Divination and prophecy
SibylsAugustus and the Tiburtine Sibyl The Sibyl points to the Virgin and Child
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Numbers God confirms the offices of the Levites, the Rod of Aaron (Num. 17-18) Aaron's Rod blossoms (Num. 17:8-9)
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisManuscriptsNew York, Public Library, Spencer 15 (Middle Rhine, c1420)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 8: Nativity of Christ8d: Augustus and the Sibyl have vision of Christ's Nativity → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 8: Nativity of Christ8d: Augustus and the Sibyl have vision of Christ's Nativity → Variant: Sibyl seated next to Augustus, above them a sun and an image of the Virgin and Child, without texts or banderoles
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 8: Nativity of Christ8c: The flowering rod of Aaron → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 8: Nativity of Christ8c: The flowering rod of Aaron → Variant: Aaron's flowering rod surrounded by the dead rods on an altar
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Numbers Num. 17:8-9: Aaron's rod blossomsType for the Nativity (BP, SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Infancy of Christ Nativity with Numbers 17:8-9: Aaron's rod (BP, SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Middle Rhine (attributed)
DATE
circa 1420
LOCATION
New York, Public Library → Spencer 15, fol. 9v
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Photo: James Marrow
Contact
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