(photo on external web page)
Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
2 Kings (A.V. II Samuel) David and Bethsabee (2 Kings 11-12) Nathan rebukes David but also promises forgiveness, once David repents (2 Kings 12:7-12, title of Psalm 50)
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 feet14d: Nathan promises forgiveness to the penitent David → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 14: Mary Magdalene anointing Christ's feet14d: Nathan promises forgiveness to the penitent David → David and Nathan alone - miscellaneous other variants
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament 2 Kings 2 Kings 12:1-13: Nathan rebukes David who asks for God's mercyType for Mary Magdalen anointing Christ's feet (BP, SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Ministry of Christ Mary Magdalene anoints Christ's feet with 2 Kings 12:1-13: Nathan rebukes David who asks for God's mercy (BP, 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. h8r
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Mirouer de la redempcion humaine (GW M4304250), Paris (Vérard), 1492-1493
Find out more
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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