Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
2 Kings (A.V. II Samuel) David and Bethsabee (2 Kings 11-12) Nathan rebukes David but also promises forgiveness, once David repents (2 Kings 12:7-12, title of Psalm 50)
Life of Christ
Ministry ParablesThe prodigal sonReturn of the prodigal son
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 14: Mary Magdalene anointing Christ's feet14d: Nathan promises forgiveness to the penitent David → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 14: Mary Magdalene anointing Christ's feet14d: Nathan promises forgiveness to the penitent David → Variant: David enthroned, Nathan standing
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 14: Mary Magdalene anointing Christ's feet14c: Return of the Prodigal Son → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 14: Mary Magdalene anointing Christ's feet14c: Return of the Prodigal Son → Original composition: Father embraces the son, servant with a robe in attendance
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament 2 Kings 2 Kings 12:1-13: Nathan rebukes David who asks for God's mercyType for Mary Magdalen anointing Christ's feet (BP, SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Passages from the New Testament treated as Types and Prophecies Luke Luke 15:20-24: Return of the Prodigal SonType for Mary Magdalene washing Christ's feet (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Ministry of Christ Mary Magdalene anoints Christ's feet with 2 Kings 12:1-13: Nathan rebukes David who asks for God's mercy (BP, SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Ministry of Christ Mary Magdalene anoints Christ's feet with Luke 15:20-24: Return of the Prodigal Son (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Further details
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. 17v
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
Notes on photograph
DESCRIPTION
Evelyn Silber gift
Contact
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