(photo on external web page)
Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Exodus Childhood of Moses Moses tramples or breaks the crown of Pharaoh (Comestor, non-scriptural)Moses feigns madness by eating burning coals and so is not punished
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisManuscriptsAmberg, Provinzialbibliothek, 2 Ms. 46 (Swabia, c1415-1440)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 11: Fall of idols during the Flight into Egypt11c: The young Moses, having broken Pharao's crown, feigns madness by eating burning coals → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 11: Fall of idols during the Flight into Egypt11c: The young Moses, having broken Pharao's crown, feigns madness by eating burning coals → Variant: Pharao, Moses, executioner, one or more accusers or bystanders
Antitypes for episodes from the Infancy of Christ Flight into Egypt with the young Moses, having broken Pharao's crown, feigns madness by eating burning coals (Comestor, SHS, few manuscripts only)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Non-biblical narratives treated as Types The young Moses, having broken Pharao's crown, feigns madness by eating burning coals Type for the Flight into Egypt (SHS, few manuscripts only)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Swabian
DATE
circa 1415 - 1440
LOCATION
Amberg, Provinzialbibliothek → 2 Ms. 46, fol. 28r
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
Acknowledgements
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