(photo on external web page)
Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Genesis Abraham and Isaac Abraham and Lot, MelchisedechMelchisedech, holding bread and wine, encounters and blesses Abraham (Gen. 14:19)
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 16: Last Supper16d: Abraham meets the priest Melchisedech who sacrifices bread and wine → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 16: Last Supper16d: Abraham meets the priest Melchisedech who sacrifices bread and wine → Variant: Abraham, normally with companions, stands opposite Melchisedech who holds a chalice and a host
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Genesis Gen. 14:14: Melchisedech offers bread and wineType for the Last Supper (BP, SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Passion of Christ Last Supper with Gen. 14:18: Melchisedech offers bread and wine (BP, SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Passion of Christ Last Supper with Exod. 12:8-11: The Passover meal (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. m2r
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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