Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Jeremias (A.V. Jeremiah) Jeremias prophesies that the Egyptians will worship an image of a Virgin and a Child (non-biblical)
Life of Christ
Infancy Flight into Egypt With legendary elementsFall of idols
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisManuscriptsParis, Bibliothèque Nationale, Latin 9584, and Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum, MS 43-1950 (Tuscany or North-Eastern Italy, c1370-1390) → Chapters 8c-16b (Cambridge, fols. 1-8)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 11: Fall of idols during the Flight into Egypt11b: According to a prophecy of Jeremias the Egyptians would one day venerate the image of a virgin with her child → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 11: Fall of idols during the Flight into Egypt11b: According to a prophecy of Jeremias the Egyptians would one day venerate the image of a virgin with her child → Variant: Virgin and Child on an altar
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 11: Fall of idols during the Flight into Egypt11a: Flight into Egypt with falling idols → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 11: Fall of idols during the Flight into Egypt11a: Flight into Egypt with falling idols → Variant: Joseph leads donkey carrying Mary and Christ, with idols falling from three or more columns
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Daniel Dan. 2:34: Nabuchodonosor dreams of a statue that is destroyed by a stoneType for the Fall of Idols at the Flight into Egypt (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Infancy of Christ Fall of the idols in Egypt with Dan. 2:34: Nabuchodonosor dreams of a statue that is destroyed by a stone (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Infancy of Christ Fall of the idols in Egypt with The young Moses, having broken Pharao's crown, feigns madness by eating burning coals (Comestor, SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Infancy of Christ Fall of the idols in Egypt with Jeremias prophesying that the Egyptians will worship an image of a Virgin and a Child (non-biblical, SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Non-biblical narratives treated as Types The young Moses, having broken Pharao's crown, feigns madness by eating burning coalsType for the Fall of Idols at the Flight into Egypt (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Non-biblical narratives treated as Types Jeremias prophesies that the Egyptians will worship an image of a Virgin and a ChildType for the Fall of Idols at the Flight into Egypt (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Tuscan or Italian (North-Eastern)
DATE
circa 1370 - circa 1390
LOCATION
Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum → 43-1950, fol. 3v
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Montague Rhodes James and Bernhard Berenson, Speculum Humanae Salvationis. Being a reproduction of an Italian manuscript of the fourteenth century, Oxford 1926
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RELATIONS
Fitzwilliam Museum
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