(photo on external web page)
Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Numbers Balaam (Bileam) and Balak (Num. 22-24) Balaam's ass stopped by an angel (Num. 22:22-30)
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisPrinted editionsAugsburg: Sorg, 1476
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 3: Annunciation of the Conception of Mary3d: Balaam (Bileam) and the angel → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 3: Annunciation of the Conception of Mary3d: Balaam (Bileam) and the angel → Original composition: The angel, with a lifted sword, confronts Balaam, who lifts his scourge or club, no star visible
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Numbers Num. 22:21-27: An angel blocking the way of Bileam's assType for Annunciation of the Conception of the Virgin Mary to Anne (SHS, few manuscripts only, the text refers to the prophecy of the star rather than this episode)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Infancy of Christ Annunciation of the Conception of the Virgin Mary to Anne with Num. 22:21-27: An angel blocking the way of Bileam's ass (SHS, few manuscripts only)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Augsburg
DATE
1476
LOCATION
n/a
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Hie vahet an ein spiegel menschlicher behaltnuß (GW M43012), Augsburg (Sorg), 1476 (Aug 9), fol. 6v (Foliation after Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, 2 Inc.c.a. 531)
Find out more
RELATIONS
complete digital copy of illustrated text (external website)
Acknowledgements
Images on external web-page, used with kind permission of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek München (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)
Contact
For comments or queries, please contact photographic.collect@sas.ac.uk