Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Life of Christ
Ministry ParablesThe prodigal sonReturn of the prodigal son
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisManuscriptsLondon, British Library, Harley MS 4996 (SW-Germany or Alsace, second or third quarter 14th century, incomplete set)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 14: Mary Magdalene anointing Christ's feet14c: Return of the Prodigal Son → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 14: Mary Magdalene anointing Christ's feet14c: Return of the Prodigal Son → Original composition: Father embraces the son, servant with a robe in attendance
Passages from the New Testament treated as Types and Prophecies Luke Luke 15:20-24: Return of the Prodigal SonType for Mary Magdalene washing Christ's feet (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Ministry of Christ Mary Magdalene anoints Christ's feet with Luke 15:20-24: Return of the Prodigal Son (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Southern German or Alsatian
DATE
2nd quarter 14th century - 3rd quarter 14th century
LOCATION
London, British Library → Harley MS 4996, fol. 16v
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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