Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Genesis Joseph Joseph's brothers show his cloak to Joseph's father (Gen. 37:32-35)
Genesis Cain and Abel Adam and Eve lament Abel's death (Comestor)
Ruth Elimelech and his family in Moab (Ruth 1:1-5) Noemi, Ruth and Orpha as widows (cf. Ruth 1:5)
Life of Christ
Passion Deposition Virgin embracing Christ
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisManuscriptsGlasgow, University Library, Hunter 60 (Bruges, 1454-1455)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 26: Mary's sorrow over Christ's death26d: Noemi mourning for her sons → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 26: Mary's sorrow over Christ's death26d: Noemi mourning for her sons → Original composition: Noemi standing between her daughters
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 26: Mary's sorrow over Christ's death26c: Adam and Eve mourn for the slain Abel → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 26: Mary's sorrow over Christ's death26c: Adam and Eve mourn for the slain Abel → Original composition: Adam and Eve hold the body of Abel between them
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 26: Mary's sorrow over Christ's death26b: Jacob is shown the bloodied coat of Joseph and mourns for him → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 26: Mary's sorrow over Christ's death26b: Jacob is shown the bloodied coat of Joseph and mourns for him → Variant: Two sons of Jacob bring the coat before the seated Jacob
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 26: Mary's sorrow over Christ's death26a: Descent from the Cross (Variants: Crucifixion and Lamentation of Christ) → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 26: Mary's sorrow over Christ's death26a: Descent from the Cross (Variants: Crucifixion and Lamentation of Christ) → Variant: Mary only touching Christ's head, arm or foot during the Descent from the Cross
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Genesis Gen. 37:32-35: Joseph's brothers show his cloak to JacobType for the Deposition of Christ (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Ruth Ruth 1:5 (and 1:20): Noemi and her daughter-in-law lament over the death of her husband and her sonsType for the Descent from the Cross (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Passion of Christ Deposition of Christ with Adam and Eve lamenting Abel's death (non-biblical, SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Passion of Christ Deposition of Christ with Gen. 37:32-35: Joseph's brothers show his blood-stained cloak to his father Jacob (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Passion of Christ Deposition of Christ with Ruth 1:5 (and 1:20): Noemi laments over the death of her husband and her sons (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Non-biblical narratives treated as Types Adam and Eve lament Abel's deathType for the Descent from the Cross (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Bruges
DATE
1454 - 1455
LOCATION
Glasgow, University Library → Hunter 60 (T.2.18), fol. 38r
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
Acknowledgements
Image: Conway Library, © Courtauld Institute of Art, London, negative number 119 22 (10a)
Contact
For comments or queries, please contact photographic.collect@sas.ac.uk