Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Genesis The Tower of Babel Building of the Tower of Babel (Gen. 11:1-4)
Acts of the Apostles
Pentecost The descent of the Holy Spirit Virgin presentWith tongues of flame descending
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 32c-37b (Paris, fols. 7, 8, 11, 9, 10)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 34: Pentecost34b: Building of the Tower of Babel → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 34: Pentecost34b: Building of the Tower of Babel → Variant: Building scene without God at the top
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 34: Pentecost34a: Pentecost → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 34: Pentecost34a: Pentecost → Variant: Dove connected with fiery lines to Mary and the Apostles
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Genesis Gen. 11:1-9: Building of the Tower of BabelType for Pentecost (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Exodus Exod. 19:16-19, 20:21 and 31:18: The giving of the Law on SinaiType for Pentecost (BP, SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament 3 Kings 3 Kings 17:23: After Elias's prayer the oil-jar of the widow of Sarephta never becomes emptyType for Pentecost (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Resurrection of Christ to the Coronation of the Virgin Pentecost with Exod. 19:16-19, 20:21 and 31:18: The giving of the Law on Sinai (BP, SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Resurrection of Christ to the Coronation of the Virgin Pentecost with Gen. 11:1-9: Building of the Tower of Babel (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Resurrection of Christ to the Coronation of the Virgin Pentecost with 3 Kings 17:23: After Elias's prayer the oil-jar of the widow of Sarephta never becomes empty (SHS)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. 8v
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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