Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Genesis Abraham and Isaac Lot and the destruction of SodomLot's and his family escape from Sodom (Gen. 19:23, 26)With Lot's wife turned into a pillar of salt
Genesis Abraham and Isaac Youth of AbrahamAbraham thrown into a fire in Ur and liberated by God (Comestor)Abraham pulled out of the fire by God
Exodus The Passover The Israelites depart from Egypt (Exod. 12:51)
Life of Christ
After the Passion Harrowing of Hell Christ leading the Fathers out of Limbo - not trampling a devil or the broken doors of Hell
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisManuscriptsGlasgow, University Library, Hunter 60 (Bruges, 1454-1455)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 31: Christ delivering the Fathers from Limbo31d: Lot escaping from Sodom → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 31: Christ delivering the Fathers from Limbo31d: Lot escaping from Sodom → Variant: An angel accompanying Lot and his family away from Sodom
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 31: Christ delivering the Fathers from Limbo31c: Abraham delivered from the fire → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 31: Christ delivering the Fathers from Limbo31c: Abraham delivered from the fire → Original composition: God pulls Abraham from the fire (symmetrical)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 31: Christ delivering the Fathers from Limbo31b: Delivery of the Israelites from Egypt → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 31: Christ delivering the Fathers from Limbo31b: Delivery of the Israelites from Egypt → Original composition: Moses and Aaron lead the Israelites out of a gate, with an angel flying above them
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 31: Christ delivering the Fathers from Limbo31a: Christ delivers the Fathers from Limbo → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 31: Christ delivering the Fathers from Limbo31a: Christ delivers the Fathers from Limbo → Variant: Christ leads a group of naked persons out of the fortress of hell
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Genesis Gen. 19:23-26: Lot escapes from Sodom, his wife is turned into a pillar of saltType for the Delivery of the Fathers from Limbo (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Exodus Exod. 12:51: The Israelites depart from EgyptType for Christ delivering the Fathers from Limbo (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Non-biblical narratives treated as Types Abraham is thrown into the fire in Ur and rescued by GodType for the Liberation of the Fathers from Limbo (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Resurrection of Christ to the Coronation of the Virgin Harrowing of Hell with Gen. 19:23-26: Lot escapes from Sodom, his wife is turned into a pillar of salt (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis (Type for Christ delivering the souls from limbo)
Antitypes for episodes from the Resurrection of Christ to the Coronation of the Virgin Harrowing of Hell with Abraham delivered by God from the fire in Ur (Comestor, SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis (Type for Christ delivering the souls from limbo)
Antitypes for episodes from the Resurrection of Christ to the Coronation of the Virgin Harrowing of Hell with Exod. 12:51: The Israelites depart from Egypt (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Bruges
DATE
1454 - 1455
LOCATION
Glasgow, University Library → Hunter 60 (T.2.18), fol. 44v
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
Acknowledgements
Image: Conway Library, © Courtauld Institute of Art, London, negative number 119 17 (23)
Contact
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