(photo on external web page)
Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Exodus Childhood of Moses Moses tramples or breaks the crown of Pharaoh (Comestor, non-scriptural)Moses feigns madness by eating burning coals and so is not punished
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 11: Fall of idols during the Flight into Egypt11c: The young Moses, having broken Pharao's crown, feigns madness by eating burning coals → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 11: Fall of idols during the Flight into Egypt11c: The young Moses, having broken Pharao's crown, feigns madness by eating burning coals → Variant: Pharao, Moses, man with brazier, and one or more accusers or bystanders
Antitypes for episodes from the Infancy of Christ Fall of the idols in Egypt with The young Moses, having broken Pharao's crown, feigns madness by eating burning coals (Comestor, SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Non-biblical narratives treated as Types The young Moses, having broken Pharao's crown, feigns madness by eating burning coalsType for the Fall of Idols at the Flight into Egypt (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. e5v
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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