(photo on external web page)
Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Exodus Childhood of Moses Moses, as Egyptian general, besieges Saba but then makes peace with it and marries Tarbis, the daughter of its king (Comestor, non-scriptural)Moses approaches Saba and is seen by Tarbis and her father from the walls
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisPrinted editionsSpeyer: Drach, c1481
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 38: Mary protecting the faithful under her cloak38b: Moses besieged the city of Saba and then fell in love and married Tarbis, daughter of its king → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 38: Mary protecting the faithful under her cloak38b: Moses besieged the city of Saba and then fell in love and married Tarbis, daughter of its king → Original composition: Moses rides past the wall of Saba, on which the king and his daughter Tarbis are standing
Non-biblical narratives treated as Types Moses stops the siege of Saba after falling in love with Tarbis, daughter of its kingModel for Mary protecting the Faithful (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Hagiographic Scenes with biblical models Virgin MaryMary as Protector and Intercessorwith Moses stopping the siege of Saba after falling in love with Tarbis, daughter of its king (Flavius and Comestor, SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Further details
Here, chapters 37 and 38 appear in reverse order
ARTIST/CREATOR
Speyer
DATE
circa 1481
LOCATION
n/a
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Das ist der spiegel der menschen behaltnis mit den ewangelien vnd mit epistelen epistelen nach der zyt des iars (GW M43020), Speyer (Peter Drach d.M.), 1481 (circa), fol. 153r
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RELATIONS
complete digital copy of illustrated text (external website)
Acknowledgements
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