Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Genesis Joseph Joseph's brothers show his cloak to Joseph's father (Gen. 37:32-35)
Life of Christ
Passion Deposition Virgin embracing Christ
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 24b-32b (Cambridge, fols. 9-16)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 26: Mary's sorrow over Christ's death26b: Jacob is shown the bloodied coat of Joseph and mourns for him → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 26: Mary's sorrow over Christ's death26b: Jacob is shown the bloodied coat of Joseph and mourns for him → Variant: Three, four or five sons of Jacob bring the coat before Jacob
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 26: Mary's sorrow over Christ's death26a: Descent from the Cross (Variants: Crucifixion and Lamentation of Christ) → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 26: Mary's sorrow over Christ's death26a: Descent from the Cross (Variants: Crucifixion and Lamentation of Christ) → Original composition: Mary receives Christ's body from the Cross
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Genesis Gen. 37:32-35: Joseph's brothers show his cloak to JacobType for the Deposition of Christ (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Ruth Ruth 1:5 (and 1:20): Noemi and her daughter-in-law lament over the death of her husband and her sonsType for the Descent from the Cross (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Passion of Christ Deposition of Christ with Adam and Eve lamenting Abel's death (non-biblical, SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Passion of Christ Deposition of Christ with Gen. 37:32-35: Joseph's brothers show his blood-stained cloak to his father Jacob (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Passion of Christ Deposition of Christ with Ruth 1:5 (and 1:20): Noemi laments over the death of her husband and her sons (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Non-biblical narratives treated as Types Adam and Eve lament Abel's deathType for the Descent from the Cross (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. 10v
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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