(photo on external web page)
Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Virgin Mary
SymbolsSymbols taken from the Bible Cant. 4:12: Hortus conclusus soror mea, sponsa, hortus conclusus, fons signatus (My sister, my spouse, is a garden enclosed, a garden enclosed, a fountain sealed up)
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisManuscriptsOxford, Bodleian Library, Ms. Douce f 4 (probably Flemish, c1460-1470, fragment)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 3: Annunciation of the Conception of Mary3c: The Garden Enclosed and Fountain Sealed Up → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 3: Annunciation of the Conception of Mary3c: The Garden Enclosed and Fountain Sealed Up → Variant: With an angel, Joachim and Anna
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Cantica Canticorum Cant. 4:12: The bride as enclosed garden and sealed fountainType for the Annunciation of the Conception of the Conception of the Virgin Mary to Joachim (SHS)
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Cantica Canticorum Cant. 4:12: The bride as enclosed garden and sealed fountainType for the Annunciation of the Conception of the Virgin Mary to Anne (SHS, few manuscripts only)
Antitypes for episodes from the Infancy of Christ Annunciation of the Conception of the Virgin Mary to Joachim with Cant. 4:12: The bride as enclosed garden and sealed fountain (SHS)
Antitypes for episodes from the Infancy of Christ Annunciation of the Conception of the Virgin Mary to Anne with Cant. 4:12: The bride as enclosed garden and sealed fountain (SHS, few manuscripts only)
Further details
The image that should have shown the Antitype (normally either the Annuncation to Joachim or the Annunciation to Anne) is lost - however, here the angel appearing to both Joachim and Anne is added to the Type
ARTIST/CREATOR
Flemish (attributed)
DATE
circa 1460 - 1470
LOCATION
Oxford, Bodleian Library → Douce f. 43c (fol. 30r)
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis (fol. 30r)
Acknowledgements
Photo: Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, Used with kind permission of the Bodleian Libraries
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