(photo on external web page)
Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Numbers Balaam (Bileam) and Balak (Num. 22-24) Balaam's ass stopped by an angel (Num. 22:22-30)
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisManuscriptsVatican City, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Pal. lat. 413 (Hermann Wynrich von Wesel, between 1400 and 1414)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 3: Annunciation of the Conception of Mary3d: Balaam (Bileam) and the angel → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 3: Annunciation of the Conception of Mary3d: Balaam (Bileam) and the angel → Variant: The angel, with a lifted sword, confronts Balaam, who lifts his scourge or club, above a star
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Numbers Num. 22:21-27: An angel blocking the way of Bileam's assType for Annunciation of the Conception of the Virgin Mary to Anne (SHS, few manuscripts only, the text refers to the prophecy of the star rather than this episode)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Infancy of Christ Annunciation of the Conception of the Virgin Mary to Anne with Num. 22:21-27: An angel blocking the way of Bileam's ass (SHS, few manuscripts only)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Wynrich, Hermann, von Wesel (documented 1378-1413)
DATE
early 15th century
LOCATION
Vatican City, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana → Pal. lat. 413, fol. 7r
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
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RELATIONS
Universit├Ątsbibliothek Heidelberg (images without watermarks)
Acknowledgements
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