Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Genesis Abraham and Isaac Youth of AbrahamAbraham thrown into a fire in Ur and liberated by God (Comestor)Abraham pushed into the fire and delivered by an angel
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 Limbo31c: Abraham delivered from the fire → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 31: Christ delivering the Fathers from Limbo31c: Abraham delivered from the fire → Variant: An angel pulls Abraham from the fire
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 Abraham delivered by God from the fire in Ur (Comestor, SHS)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. 34r
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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