Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
3 Kings (A.V. I Kings) The Queen of Saba (3 Kings 10) The Queen of Saba talks to Solomon (3 Kings 10:2-3 and 6-9)Queen standing, not black
Heaven and Hell
Heaven The blessed enjoy the vision of 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 40c-45f (Cambridge, fols. 18-25)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 42: Heaven42b: The Queen of Saba before Solomon → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 42: Heaven42b: The Queen of Saba before Solomon → Variant: Queen of Saba stands or kneels before Solomon but does not hold a scroll
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 42: Heaven42a: The Blessed in Heaven → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 42: Heaven42a: The Blessed in Heaven → Variant: Christ venerated by saints or angels
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament 3 Kings 3 Kings 10:6-7: The Queen of Saba tells Solomon that his glory surpasses all she could have imaginedType for Heaven (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Job Job 1:4: Feast of Job's childrenType for Heaven (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Esther Esth. 1:3-8: Feasts of King AssuerusType for Heaven (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for eschatological scenes Heaven with Job 1:4: Job's children feasting (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for eschatological scenes Heaven with Esth. 1:3-8: Feast of King Assuerus (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for eschatological scenes Heaven with 3 Kings 10:6-7: The Queen of Saba tells Solomon that his glory surpasses all she could have imagined (SHS)
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Tuscan or Italian (North-Eastern)
DATE
circa 1370 - circa 1390
LOCATION
Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum → 43-1950, fol. 19v
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
Contact
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