(photo on external web page)
Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
1 Kings (A.V. I Samuel) David and Goliath (1 Kings 17) David recounts having killed a lion and a bear (1 Kings 17:34)
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 13: Temptation of Christ13d: David kills a lion and a bear to protect his flock → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 13: Temptation of Christ13d: David kills a lion and a bear to protect his flock → Variant: The animals come from the same side, David attacks them simultaneously
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament 1 Kings 1 Kings 17:34-35: David recounts having killed a lion and a bear to protect his sheepType for the Temptation of Christ (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis (Type for the third temptation)
Antitypes for episodes from the Ministry of Christ Temptation with 1 Kings 17:34-35: David recounts having killed a lion and a bear to protect his sheep (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis (Type for the third temptation)
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. f4r
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)
Contact
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