Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Genesis The Tower of Babel Building of the Tower of Babel (Gen. 11:1-4)
Acts of the Apostles
Pentecost The descent of the Holy Spirit Virgin presentWith tongues of flame descending
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 34: Pentecost34b: Building of the Tower of Babel → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 34: Pentecost34b: Building of the Tower of Babel → Original composition: Tower of Babel with God at the top and two builders, often with banderoles, on each side
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 34: Pentecost34a: Pentecost → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 34: Pentecost34a: Pentecost → Original composition: God in clouds, beneath rays of fire going down towards Mary and the Apostles
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Genesis Gen. 11:1-9: Building of the Tower of BabelType for Pentecost (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Exodus Exod. 19:16-19, 20:21 and 31:18: The giving of the Law on SinaiType for Pentecost (BP, SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament 3 Kings 3 Kings 17:23: After Elias's prayer the oil-jar of the widow of Sarephta never becomes emptyType for Pentecost (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Resurrection of Christ to the Coronation of the Virgin Pentecost with Exod. 19:16-19, 20:21 and 31:18: The giving of the Law on Sinai (BP, SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Resurrection of Christ to the Coronation of the Virgin Pentecost with Gen. 11:1-9: Building of the Tower of Babel (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Resurrection of Christ to the Coronation of the Virgin Pentecost with 3 Kings 17:23: After Elias's prayer the oil-jar of the widow of Sarephta never becomes empty (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. 38r
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
Notes on photograph
DESCRIPTION
Evelyn Silber gift
Contact
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