(photo on external web page)
Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Life of Christ
Ministry ParablesThe prodigal sonReturn of the prodigal son
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 14: Mary Magdalene anointing Christ's feet14c: Return of the Prodigal Son → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 14: Mary Magdalene anointing Christ's feet14c: Return of the Prodigal Son → Variant: Father with son alone, no servants
Passages from the New Testament treated as Types and Prophecies Luke Luke 15:20-24: Return of the Prodigal SonType for Mary Magdalene washing Christ's feet (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Ministry of Christ Mary Magdalene anoints Christ's feet with Luke 15:20-24: Return of the Prodigal Son (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. h7v
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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