Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Tobias (A.V. Tobit) The young Tobias and Sara (Tob. 6:10 - 9:12) Sara is married to Tobias (Tob. 7:16)Dextrarum iunctio
Virgin Mary
Life of the Virgin Betrothal of the Virgin to St JosephWithout suitors breaking their rods
Saints
Saints A - ZFrancis of Assisi (OFM) CyclesRome, Biblioteca Corsiniana, MS 55.K.2 (Avignon, first half 14th century, Life of St Francis combined with a Speculum humanae salvationis, incomplete set)
Saints A - ZFrancis of Assisi (OFM) Posthumous miracles and other eventsFrancis appears to a friar and commands him to exhort the blind knight Gerardus to confess his sins - Gerardus is cured afterwards (Miracula, VII, 7)
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisManuscriptsRome, Biblioteca Corsiniana, MS 55.K.2 (Avignon, first half 14th century, Rossi 17)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 6: The Betrothal of Mary to Joseph6b: The marriage of Tobias and Sara → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 6: The Betrothal of Mary to Joseph6b: The marriage of Tobias and Sara → Original composition: Raguel stands between Tobias and Sara and joins their hands together, no other persons shown
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 6: The Betrothal of Mary to Joseph6a: The Betrothal of Mary to Joseph → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 6: The Betrothal of Mary to Joseph6a: The Betrothal of Mary to Joseph → Variant: High Priest stands between Mary and Joseph but does not join their hands together
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Tobias Tobias 7:15-16: Marriage of Tobias and SaraType for the Betrothal of Mary and Joseph (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Cantica Canticorum Cant. 4:4: The Tower of David protected by a thousand bucklersType for the Betrothal of the Virgin Mary (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Infancy of Christ Betrothal of the Virgin Mary to Joseph with Tob. 7:15-16: Marriage of Tobias and Sara (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Infancy of Christ Betrothal of the Virgin Mary to Joseph As model for the healing of the blind knight Gerardus through the intercession of St Francis (for unknown reasons)
Antitypes for episodes from the Infancy of Christ Betrothal of the Virgin Mary to Joseph with Cant. 4:4: The Tower of David protected by a thousand bucklers (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Infancy of Christ Betrothal of the Virgin Mary to Joseph with the tower Baris in Jerusalem that could be defended by two men against all enemies (SHS)
Non-biblical narratives treated as Types The tower Baris in Jerusalem could be defended by two men against all enemiesType for the Betrothal of the Virgin Mary (SHS)
Hagiographic Scenes with biblical modelsFrancis Healing of the blind knight Gerarduswith the Betrothal of the Virgin (for unknown reasons)
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Avignon
DATE
1st half 14th century
LOCATION
Rome, Biblioteca Corsiniana → 55.K.2 (Rossi 17), fol. 7v
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
Notes on photograph
DESCRIPTION
Evelyn Silber gift
Contact
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