(photo on external web page)
Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Canticles (A.V. Song of Songs) Cant. 4:4: Bridegroom: Sicut turris David collum tuum ... mille clypei pendant ex ea, omnis armatura fortium (Bridegroom: Thy neck is as the tower of David ... a thousand bucklers hang upon it ..)
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisPrinted editionsBlockbook (first Latin edition), probably Utrecht, between 1466 and 1471
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 6: The Betrothal of Mary to Joseph6d: The Tower of David covered in shields → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 6: The Betrothal of Mary to Joseph6d: The Tower of David covered in shields → Variant: Tower as gatehouse or part of fortifications
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Cantica Canticorum Cant. 4:4: The Tower of David protected by a thousand bucklersType for the Betrothal of the Virgin Mary (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Infancy of Christ Betrothal of the Virgin Mary to Joseph with Cant. 4:4: The Tower of David protected by a thousand bucklers (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Utrecht (attributed)
DATE
1466 - 1471 One copy is on paper from 1466-1467, one has rubrications dated to 1471
LOCATION
Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek → Xylogr. 37, fol. 15r
PRIMARY TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis (Blockbook, first Latin edition, GW M43002), Utrecht (probably), 1466-1471
ADDITIONAL TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (IMAGE ALSO REPRODUCED IN)
Colophon: Hier eyndet die warachtige spiegel onser behaldenisse (GW M43050) Culemborg (Veldener) 1492 (Sept 27) d8v
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RELATIONS
complete digital copy of illustrated text (external website)
Acknowledgements
Images on external web-page, used with kind permission of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek M√ľnchen (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)
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