(photo on external web page)
Iconography
HISTORY
Ancient
Cyrus II of Persia Astyages dreams that the child with which his daughter is pregnant will destroy his empire
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisManuscriptsParis, Bibliothèque Nationale, Vélins-906 (Paris: Vérard, c1493-1494, with heavily overpainted woodcuts) → First foliation
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 3: Annunciation of the Conception of Mary3b: Astyages dreams of a vine growing out of his daughter's womb → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 3: Annunciation of the Conception of Mary3b: Astyages dreams of a vine growing out of his daughter's womb → Variant: Astyages lying in bed, behind a vine grows carrying his daughter
Antitypes for episodes from the Infancy of Christ Annunciation of the Conception of the Virgin Mary to Joachimwith Astyages dreaming of a vine growing out of his daughter's womb (SHS)
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 Joachim (SHS)
Further details
With illuminations painted on top of the woodcuts, in most cases repeating their composition but altering details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Paris
DATE
circa 1493 - 1494
LOCATION
Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France → Vélins-906, fol. a6r
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Mirouer de la redempcion humaine (GW M4304250), Paris (Vérard), 1492-1493
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RELATIONS
complete digital copy of illustrated text (external website)
Acknowledgements
Images on external web-page, kindly provided by the Bibliothèque nationale de France, Source gallica.bnf.fr / BnF (public domain)
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