Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Genesis Cain and Abel Adam and Eve lament Abel's death (Comestor)
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 26: Mary's sorrow over Christ's death26c: Adam and Eve mourn for the slain Abel → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 26: Mary's sorrow over Christ's death26c: Adam and Eve mourn for the slain Abel → Original composition: Adam and Eve hold the body of Abel between them
Antitypes for episodes from the Passion of Christ Lamentation of Christ with Adam and Eve lamenting Abel's death (non-biblical; SHS, few manuscripts only)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Non-biblical narratives treated as Types Adam and Eve lament Abel's deathType for the Lamentation of Christ (SHS, few manuscripts only)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. 30v
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
Notes on photograph
DESCRIPTION
Evelyn Silber gift
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