(photo on external web page)
Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
2 Kings (A.V. II Samuel) The Three Valiant Men (2 Kings 23) Banaias, one of the Three Valiant Men, had once killed a lion in a pit (2 Kings 23:20)
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisPrinted editionsCulemborg: Veldener, 1492 (additions to the blockbook edition)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 29: Christ vanquishing the devil in Limbo through His Passion29b: Banaias kills the lion in a cave → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 29: Christ vanquishing the devil in Limbo through His Passion29b: Banaias kills the lion in a cave → Variant: Banaias stabs the lion, which is not lying on its back, with a lance
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament 2 Kings 2 Kings 23:20: Banaias kills a lion in a pitType for the Harrowing of Hell (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis (Type for Christ vanquishing the devil in limbo)
Antitypes for episodes from the Resurrection of Christ to the Coronation of the Virgin Harrowing of Hell with 2 Kings 23:20: Banaias kills a lion in a pit (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis (Type for Christ vanquishing the devil in limbo)
Further details
These woodcuts have the same frames as the illustrations of the Speculum woodcuts and have been attributed to the same artist as the second half of the Speculum. Whereas this suggests that they were probably made for the Speculum blockbook they were apparently not used before the 1492 edition
ARTIST/CREATOR
Utrecht (attributed)
DATE
1466 - 1492
LOCATION
n/a
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Colophon: Hier eyndet die warachtige spiegel onser behaldenisse (GW M43050), Culemborg (Veldener), 1492 (Sept 27), fol. q2v
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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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