Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Genesis Abraham and Isaac Abraham and Lot, MelchisedechMelchisedech, holding bread and wine, encounters and blesses Abraham (Gen. 14:19)
Exodus The Passover The Passover Meal and its preparation (Exod. 12:8-11)
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisManuscriptsNew York, Public Library, Spencer 15 (Middle Rhine, c1420)
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 a ciborium or a monstrance only
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 16: Last Supper16c: The Israelites eat the Passover lamb → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 16: Last Supper16c: The Israelites eat the Passover lamb → Variant: Lamb on a rectangular table parallel to the image
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
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Exodus Exod. 12:8-11: The Passover mealType for the Last Supper (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
Antitypes for episodes from the Passion of Christ Last Supper with Exod. 12:8-11: The Passover meal (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Middle Rhine (attributed)
DATE
circa 1420
LOCATION
New York, Public Library → Spencer 15, fol. 17v
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Photo: James Marrow
Contact
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