Iconography
HISTORY
Ancient
Cyrus II of Persia Astyages dreams that the child with which his daughter is pregnant will destroy his empire
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
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 3: Annunciation of the Conception of Mary3b: Astyages dreams of a vine growing out of his daughter's womb → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 3: Annunciation of the Conception of Mary3b: Astyages dreams of a vine growing out of his daughter's womb → Original composition: Astyages in bed, his daughter stands behind the bed, a vine growing out of her
Antitypes for episodes from the Infancy of Christ Annunciation of the Conception of the Virgin Mary to Joachimwith Astyages dreaming of a vine growing out of his daughter's womb (SHS)
Non-biblical narratives treated as Types Astyages dreams of a vine growing out of his daughter's wombType for the Annunciation of the Conception of the Virgin Mary to Joachim (SHS)
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Avignon
DATE
1st half 14th century
LOCATION
Rome, Biblioteca Corsiniana → 55.K.2 (Rossi 17), fol. 4v
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
Notes on photograph
DESCRIPTION
Evelyn Silber gift
Contact
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