(photo on external web page)
Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Apollo
WorshipGolden table brought to the temple of Apollo
LITERATURE
Ancient
Valerius MaximusFacta et dicta memorabiliaIV.1. ext. 7: Solon commands to dedicate the golden table found in the sea to Apollo
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Astronomy and astrology
Planets Not represented as planetary deitiesIndividualSol
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 5: The Presentation of Mary in the Temple5b: Fishermen find a golden table and bring it to the temple of Apollo → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 5: The Presentation of Mary in the Temple5b: Fishermen find a golden table and bring it to the temple of Apollo → Original composition: Fishermen stand at the left and right of a body of water and hold a net containing the table, the sun above
Antitypes for episodes from the Infancy of Christ Presentation of the Virginwith the golden table that had been found in the sea brought to the temple of Apollo (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Non-biblical narratives treated as Types The golden table that had been found in the sea is brought to the temple of ApolloType for the Presentation of the Virgin (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
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. a8v
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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