(photo on external web page)
Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Genesis Jacob Jacob's dream of the ladder (Gen. 28:11-22)Jacob sees in his dream the angels ascending and descending the ladder (Gen. 28:12-15)
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 33: Ascension33b: Jacob's dream of the Ladder → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 33: Ascension33b: Jacob's dream of the Ladder → Original composition: One ladder, God not shown
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Genesis Gen. 28:12-15: Jacob's dream of the ladderType for the Ascension (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Resurrection of Christ to the Coronation of the Virgin Ascension of Christ with Gen. 28:12-15: Jacob's dream of the ladder (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. r6v
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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