Iconography
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Divination and prophecy
SibylsAugustus and the Tiburtine Sibyl Augustus adoring Christ
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Genesis Joseph Joseph interprets the dreams of the butler and baker (Gen. 40:7-19)The dream of the butler (Gen. 40:9-11)
Numbers God confirms the offices of the Levites, the Rod of Aaron (Num. 17-18) Aaron's Rod blossoms (Num. 17:8-9)
Life of Christ
Infancy Nativity Immediate family onlyJoseph, Virgin and Child only
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisManuscriptsGlasgow, University Library, Hunter 60 (Bruges, 1454-1455)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 8: Nativity of Christ8d: Augustus and the Sibyl have vision of Christ's Nativity → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 8: Nativity of Christ8d: Augustus and the Sibyl have vision of Christ's Nativity → Variant: The standing Sibyl shows the kneeling Augustus the image of Virgin and Child in a sun
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 8: Nativity of Christ8c: The flowering rod of Aaron → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 8: Nativity of Christ8c: The flowering rod of Aaron → Original composition: Aaron's flowering rod surrounded by the dead rods, outdoors
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 8: Nativity of Christ8b: The dream of the Pharao's butler → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 8: Nativity of Christ8b: The dream of the Pharao's butler → Variant: Butler seen through bars of prison
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 8: Nativity of Christ8a: Nativity of Christ → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 8: Nativity of Christ8a: Nativity of Christ → Variant: Virgin and Joseph kneeling before Child
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Numbers Num. 17:8-9: Aaron's rod blossomsType for the Nativity (BP, SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Genesis Gen. 40:9-15: Dream of Pharao's butlerType for the Nativity of Christ (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Infancy of Christ Nativity with Numbers 17:8-9: Aaron's rod (BP, SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Infancy of Christ Nativity with Gen. 40:9-15: Dream of Pharao's butler (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Bruges
DATE
1454 - 1455
LOCATION
Glasgow, University Library → Hunter 60 (T.2.18), fol. 12r
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
M. R. James and Bernhard Berenson, Speculum Humanae Salvationis, being a reproduction of an Italian manuscript of the fourteenth century, Oxford 1926, unnumbered plate in the appendix
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