(photo on external web page)
Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Life of Christ
After the Passion Harrowing of Hell Christ leading the Fathers out of Limbo - trampling a devil
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisManuscriptsParis, Bibliothèque Nationale, Français 6275 (Master of Edward IV, c1485)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 31: Christ delivering the Fathers from Limbo31a: Christ delivers the Fathers from Limbo → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 31: Christ delivering the Fathers from Limbo31a: Christ delivers the Fathers from Limbo → Variant: Christ leads a group of naked persons out of the fortress of hell
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Genesis Gen. 19:23-26: Lot escapes from Sodom, his wife is turned into a pillar of saltType for the Delivery of the Fathers from Limbo (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Exodus Exod. 3:2-6: Moses and the burning bushType for Christ delivering the Fathers from Limbo (SHS, few manuscripts only)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Non-biblical narratives treated as Types Abraham is thrown into the fire in Ur and rescued by GodType for the Liberation of the Fathers from Limbo (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Resurrection of Christ to the Coronation of the Virgin Harrowing of Hell with Gen. 19:23-26: Lot escapes from Sodom, his wife is turned into a pillar of salt (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis (Type for Christ delivering the souls from limbo)
Antitypes for episodes from the Resurrection of Christ to the Coronation of the Virgin Harrowing of Hell with Abraham delivered by God from the fire in Ur (Comestor, SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis (Type for Christ delivering the souls from limbo)
Antitypes for episodes from the Resurrection of Christ to the Coronation of the Virgin Harrowing of Hell with Exod. 3:2-6: Moses and the burning bush (SHS, few manuscripts only)Speculum Humanae Salvationis (Type for Christ delivering the souls from limbo)
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Master of Edward IV (active 1479)
DATE
circa 1485
LOCATION
Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France → fr. 6275, fol. 32v
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
Acknowledgements
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Contact
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