Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Life of Christ
After the Passion Harrowing of Hell Christ leading the Fathers out of Limbo - not trampling a devil or the broken doors of Hell
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisManuscriptsLondon, British Library, Harley MS 2838 (Master of the Dark Eyes, between 1485 and 1509, incomplete set)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 31: Christ delivering the Fathers from Limbo31a: Christ delivers the Fathers from Limbo → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 31: Christ delivering the Fathers from Limbo31a: Christ delivers the Fathers from Limbo → Variant: Christ leads a group of persons out of the mouth of hell
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Genesis Gen. 19:23-26: Lot escapes from Sodom, his wife is turned into a pillar of saltType for the Delivery of the Fathers from Limbo (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Exodus Exod. 17:6-7: Moses smites the rockType for Christ delivering the Fathers from Limbo (SHS, few manuscripts only)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Non-biblical narratives treated as Types Abraham is thrown into the fire in Ur and rescued by GodType for the Liberation of the Fathers from Limbo (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Resurrection of Christ to the Coronation of the Virgin Harrowing of Hell with Gen. 19:23-26: Lot escapes from Sodom, his wife is turned into a pillar of salt (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis (Type for Christ delivering the souls from limbo)
Antitypes for episodes from the Resurrection of Christ to the Coronation of the Virgin Harrowing of Hell with Abraham delivered by God from the fire in Ur (Comestor, SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis (Type for Christ delivering the souls from limbo)
Antitypes for episodes from the Resurrection of Christ to the Coronation of the Virgin Harrowing of Hell with Exod. 17:6-7: Moses smites the rock (SHS, few manuscripts only)Speculum Humanae Salvationis (Type for Christ delivering the souls from limbo)
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Master of the Dark Eyes (active late 15th - early 16th century)
DATE
1485 - 1509
LOCATION
London, British Library → Harley MS 2838, fol. 33v
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
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RELATIONS
British Library
Acknowledgements
Image kindly provided by the British Library (public domain)
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