(photo on external web page)
Iconography
LITERATURE
Modern
Comestor, PetrusHistoria ScholasticaNon-biblical Episodes4 Kings - Manasses has Isaias sawn in two
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Isaias (A.V. Isaiah) Isaias sawn asunder (Comestor)
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 23: Christ nailed to the Cross23c: Isaias is sawn into two parts → Original composition: Isaias is suspended upside-down from beams or similar contraptions and sawn asunder by two men, starting at his groin
Further details
By mistake, this image 23c of the Speculum is shown here instead of image 41b. 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. x3r
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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