(photo on external web page)
Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
1 Machabees (A.V. Maccabees) Eleazar kills an elephant from beneath and is crushed by it (1 Mach. 6:46)
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 24: Crucifixion24d: Eleazar stabs the elephant into its belly and is crushed by it → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 24: Crucifixion24d: Eleazar stabs the elephant into its belly and is crushed by it → Original composition: Eleazar under the elephant, stabbing it from beneath
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament 1 Machabees 1 Mach. 6:46: Eleazar kills an elephant from beneath and is crushed by itType for the Crucifixion (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Passion of Christ Crucifixion with 1 Mach. 6:46: Eleazar kills an elephant from beneath and is crushed by it (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Further details
The illustrations for chapter 25 of the Speculum (Mocking and piercing of the crucified Christ) seem to be missing from the blockbook, they appear, however, after this image in Veldener's 1492 edition (see there)
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. 42r
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) n8v
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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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