(photo on external web page)
Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Exodus Childhood of Moses Moses, as Egyptian general, besieges Saba but then makes peace with it and marries Tarbis, the daughter of its king (Comestor, non-scriptural)Moses approaches Saba and is seen by Tarbis and her father from the walls
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisPrinted editionsParis: perhaps Treperel, c1493 (woodcuts also used by Vérard)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 38: Mary protecting the faithful under her cloak38b: Moses besieged the city of Saba and then fell in love and married Tarbis, daughter of its king → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 38: Mary protecting the faithful under her cloak38b: Moses besieged the city of Saba and then fell in love and married Tarbis, daughter of its king → Original composition: Moses rides past the wall of Saba, on which the king and his daughter Tarbis are standing
Non-biblical narratives treated as Types Moses stops the siege of Saba after falling in love with Tarbis, daughter of its kingModel for Mary protecting the Faithful (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Hagiographic Scenes with biblical models Virgin MaryMary as Protector and Intercessorwith Moses stopping the siege of Saba after falling in love with Tarbis, daughter of its king (Flavius and Comestor, SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Further details
The woodblock series for the Speculum omits a number of common scenes that were replaced with re-used woodcuts, the Speculum blocks were also used in editions by Vérard. Many woodblocks appear in the wrong place.
ARTIST/CREATOR
Paris
DATE
circa 1493
LOCATION
n/a
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Cest le mirouer de la redempcion humaine (GW M4304210), Paris (perhaps Jan Tréperel), 1493 (circa), fol. v7v
Acknowledgements
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Contact
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