(photo on external web page)
Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
3 Kings (A.V. I Kings) The Queen of Saba (3 Kings 10) The Queen of Saba talks to Solomon (3 Kings 10:2-3 and 6-9)Queen standing, not black
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 42: Heaven42b: The Queen of Saba before Solomon → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 42: Heaven42b: The Queen of Saba before Solomon → Variant: Queen of Saba stands or kneels before Solomon but does not hold a scroll
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament 3 Kings 3 Kings 10:6-7: The Queen of Saba tells Solomon that his glory surpasses all she could have imaginedType for Heaven (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for eschatological scenes Heaven with 3 Kings 10:6-7: The Queen of Saba tells Solomon that his glory surpasses all she could have imagined (SHS)
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. x4r
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)
Contact
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