Iconography
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Divination and prophecy
SibylsAugustus and the Tiburtine Sibyl The Sibyl points to the Virgin and Child
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Numbers God confirms the offices of the Levites, the Rod of Aaron (Num. 17-18) Aaron's Rod blossoms (Num. 17:8-9)
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisManuscriptsTurin, Biblioteca Nazionale Universitaria, MS I.II.11 (perhaps Catalan, second quarter 15th century)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 8: Nativity of Christ8d: Augustus and the Sibyl have vision of Christ's Nativity → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 8: Nativity of Christ8d: Augustus and the Sibyl have vision of Christ's Nativity → Variant: Sibyl standing or kneeling before Augustus, above them a sun and an image of Virgin and Child
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 8: Nativity of Christ8c: The flowering rod of Aaron → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 8: Nativity of Christ8c: The flowering rod of Aaron → Variant: The flowering rod upright, the others lying on the ground, outdoors
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Numbers Num. 17:8-9: Aaron's rod blossomsType for the Nativity (BP, SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Infancy of Christ Nativity with Numbers 17:8-9: Aaron's rod (BP, SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Further details
Chapter 8 appears in this manuscript before chapter 7
ARTIST/CREATOR
Catalonia (attributed)
DATE
2nd quarter 15th century localised and dated because of similarity with Oxford, Bodleian Library, Ms. Douce 204
LOCATION
Turin, Biblioteca Nazionale Universitaria → I.II.11, fol. 10v
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
Notes on photograph
DESCRIPTION
Evelyn Silber gift
Contact
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