Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Life of Christ
Ministry ParablesThe Wise and Foolish VirginsThe Wise and Foolish Virgins as groups
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 40: Last Judgement40c: The Wise and the Foolish Virgins → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 40: Last Judgement40c: The Wise and the Foolish Virgins → Original composition: Above the five Wise Virgins with burning lamps, beneath the five Foolish Virgins with extinguished lamps
Passages from the New Testament treated as Types and Prophecies MatthewMt. 25:1-11: Wise and foolish virginsType for the Last Judgement (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for eschatological scenes Last Judgement with Mt. 25:1-13: Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Further details
It is not clear why there are only three Foolish Virgins instead of the usual Five
ARTIST/CREATOR
Southern German or Alsatian
DATE
2nd quarter 14th century - 3rd quarter 14th century
LOCATION
London, British Library → Harley MS 4996, fol. 39v
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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