Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Virgin Mary
Life of the Virgin Joachim and Anne Angel appearing to Anne
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 1a-8b (Paris, fols. 4-6, 14-18)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 3: Annunciation of the Conception of Mary3a: An angel appearing to Joachim - or an angel appearing to Anne (Variant: Good Samaritan) → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 3: Annunciation of the Conception of Mary3a: An angel appearing to Joachim - or an angel appearing to Anne (Variant: Good Samaritan) → Variant: Annunciation to Anne - Angel kneeling or genuflecting, Anne standing
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
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Cantica Canticorum Cant. 4:12: The bride as enclosed garden and sealed fountainType for the Annunciation of the Conception of the Virgin Mary to Anne (SHS, few manuscripts only)
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
Antitypes for episodes from the Infancy of Christ Annunciation of the Conception of the Virgin Mary to Annewith the dream of Astyages of a vine growing out of his daughter's womb (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Infancy of Christ Annunciation of the Conception of the Virgin Mary to Anne with Cant. 4:12: The bride as enclosed garden and sealed fountain (SHS, few manuscripts only)
Non-biblical narratives treated as Types Astyages dreams of a vine growing out of his daughter's wombType for the Annunciation of the Conception of the Virgin Mary to Anne (SHS, few manuscripts only)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Further details
This is a fragment - more than half of the illuminated pages are missing (the cut-out miniatures of most of them are now in Cambridge), the remainder is misbound in many places.
ARTIST/CREATOR
Tuscan or Italian (North-Eastern)
DATE
circa 1370 - circa 1390
LOCATION
Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France → lat. 9584, fol. 6v
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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