(photo on external web page)
Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Genesis Cain and Abel Death of Abel (Gen. 4:8)
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 18: Betrayal of Christ18d: Cain kills Abel → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 18: Betrayal of Christ18d: Cain kills Abel → Variant: Cain killing Abel, besides the sacrifices on the altar or on the ground
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Genesis Gen. 4:8: Death of AbelType for the Betrayal of Christ (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Passion of Christ Betrayal of Christ with Gen. 4:8: Cain kills Abel (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Further details
By mistake, image 19a is shown here instead of image 18a. 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. m6v
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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