Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
1 Kings (A.V. I Samuel) The war between Saul and David (1 Kings 19-31) David, Nabal and Abigail, Phalti (1 Kings 25:2-44)Abigail intercedes with David for Nabal (1 Kings 25:23-31)
Saints
Saints A - ZFrancis of Assisi (OFM) With other figuresSent, after Mary's prayer, together with St Dominic to convert the sinners
Saints A - ZDominic de Guzmán (OP) LifeDreams that God prepares three lances against mankind, but Mary intercedes for it, offering SS Francis and Dominic as her champions
Miscellaneous
IntercessionThe Virgin Mary intercedes with Christ, who send SS Francis and Dominic to convert the sinners
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 37: Mary interceding for the Sinners37b: Abigail asks David to be merciful to her husband Nabal → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 37: Mary interceding for the Sinners37b: Abigail asks David to be merciful to her husband Nabal → Original composition: Abigail kneels before David who approaches on foot with his soldiers
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 37: Mary interceding for the Sinners37a: Dream of St Dominic: God prepares three lances against mankind, but Mary intercedes for it, offering SS Francis and Dominic as her champions → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 37: Mary interceding for the Sinners37a: Dream of St Dominic: God prepares three lances against mankind, but Mary intercedes for it, offering SS Francis and Dominic as her champions → Original composition: Christ in a mandorla, holding three lances, beneath Mary kneeling as well as Francis and Dominic standing
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament 2 Kings 2 Kings 20:21-22: The woman from Abela appeases Joab by throwing the head of Seba over the wallModel for Mary interceding for the faithful (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament 2 Kings 2 Kings 14:4-20: The woman from Thecua asks David to be merciful to AbsalomModel for Mary interceding for the faithful (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament 1 Kings 1 Kings 25:23-24: Abigail asks David to be merciful to her husband NabalModel for Mary interceding for the faithful (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Hagiographic Scenes with biblical models Virgin MaryMary as Protector and Intercessorwith 1 Kings 25:23-24: Abigail asks David to be merciful to her husband Nabal (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. 37r
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
Notes on photograph
DESCRIPTION
Evelyn Silber gift
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Evelyn Silber, The early iconography of the Speculum Humanae Salvationis: The Italian connection in the Fourteeenth Century, PhD Cambridge 1982 (typoscr.), pl. 129
Contact
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