Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Daniel Balthasar (A. V. Belshazzar) (Dan. 5) Daniel interprets the writing (Dan. 5:17-28)Daniel and Balthasar alone
Life of Christ
Ministry ParablesThe Wise and Foolish VirginsThe Wise and Foolish Virgins as groups
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 40c-45f (Cambridge, fols. 18-25)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 40: Last Judgement40d: Daniel reads the Writing on the Wall → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 40: Last Judgement40d: Daniel reads the Writing on the Wall → Original composition: Daniel stands before the enthroned Balthasar, above God's hand writing
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 40: Last Judgement40c: The Wise and the Foolish Virgins → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 40: Last Judgement40c: The Wise and the Foolish Virgins → Variant: Wise and Foolish Virgins side by side
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Daniel Dan. 5:13-28: Daniel reads the Writing on the Wall ('numbered, weighed, divided')Type for the Last Judgement (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Passages from the New Testament treated as Types and Prophecies MatthewMt. 25:1-11: Wise and foolish virginsType for the Last Judgement (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for eschatological scenes Last Judgement with Dan. 5:13-28: Daniel reads the Writing on the Wall ('numbered, weighed, divided' - SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for eschatological scenes Last Judgement with Mt. 25:1-13: Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins (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. 18r
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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