Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Daniel Balthasar (A. V. Belshazzar) (Dan. 5) Daniel interprets the writing (Dan. 5:17-28)Daniel and Balthasar alone
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 Judgement40d: Daniel reads the Writing on the Wall → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 40: Last Judgement40d: Daniel reads the Writing on the Wall → Original composition: Daniel stands before the enthroned Balthasar, above God's hand writing
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Daniel Dan. 5:13-28: Daniel reads the Writing on the Wall ('numbered, weighed, divided')Type for the Last Judgement (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for eschatological scenes Last Judgement with Dan. 5:13-28: Daniel reads the Writing on the Wall ('numbered, weighed, divided' - 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. 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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