Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
2 Kings (A.V. II Samuel) The Ark returns to Jerusalem (2 Kings 6-7) David dances before the Ark (2 Kings 6:16)David plays an instrument rather than dancing - without Michol
3 Kings (A.V. I Kings) David's old age and succession (3 Kings 1-2) Solomon honours his mother Bethsabee (3 Kings 2:19)
Virgin Mary
Life of the Virgin Coronation of the Virgin Virgin crowned by an angel, seated or kneeling next to Christ
Iconography of the Virgin MaryVirgin of the Apocalypse Without ChildWithout wings
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisManuscriptsGlasgow, University Library, Hunter 60 (Bruges, 1454-1455)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 36: Dormition, Assumption and Coronation of Mary36d: Solomon invites his mother Bethsabee to sit at his right side and promises not to deny her any request → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 36: Dormition, Assumption and Coronation of Mary36d: Solomon invites his mother Bethsabee to sit at his right side and promises not to deny her any request → Variant: Solomon and Bethsabee sit side by side, he crowns her
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 36: Dormition, Assumption and Coronation of Mary36c: The Apocalyptic Woman → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 36: Dormition, Assumption and Coronation of Mary36c: The Apocalyptic Woman → Variant: Apocalyptic Woman without wings, without Child
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 36: Dormition, Assumption and Coronation of Mary36b: David has the Ark of the Covenant brought into his house → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 36: Dormition, Assumption and Coronation of Mary36b: David has the Ark of the Covenant brought into his house → Original composition: David with a musical instrument walks before two men carrying the Ark
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 36: Dormition, Assumption and Coronation of Mary36a: Coronation of Mary (Variants: Dormition or Assumption) → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 36: Dormition, Assumption and Coronation of Mary36a: Coronation of Mary (Variants: Dormition or Assumption) → Variant: Mary crowned by an angel
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament 2 Kings 2 Kings 6:15-16: The Ark of the Covenant is brought into the house of DavidType for the Coronation of the Virgin (SHS, the text links it rather with the Assumption)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament 3 Kings 3 Kings 2:19: Solomon honours BethsabeeType for the Coronation of the Virgin (BP, SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Passages from the New Testament treated as Types and Prophecies Apocalypse (Revelation) Rev. 12:1: The Apocalyptic WomanType for the Coronation of the Virgin (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Resurrection of Christ to the Coronation of the Virgin Coronation of the Virgin Mary with 3 Kings 2:19: Solomon honours Bethsabee (BP, SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Resurrection of Christ to the Coronation of the Virgin Coronation of the Virgin Mary with Rev. 12:1: Apocalyptic Woman (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Resurrection of Christ to the Coronation of the Virgin Coronation of the Virgin Mary with 2 Kings 6:15-16: The Ark of the Covenant is brought into the house of David (SHS, the text links it rather with the Assumption)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Bruges
DATE
1454 - 1455
LOCATION
Glasgow, University Library → Hunter 60 (T.2.18), fol. 51v
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
Acknowledgements
Image: Conway Library, © Courtauld Institute of Art, London, negative number 119 17 (26)
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