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
Esther Assuerus and Vasthi (Esth. 1) Assuerus makes a feast for his nobles (Esth. 1:3-4)
Job Job's blissfull life (Job 1:1-5) The feast of the children of Job (Job 1:4)
Heaven and Hell
Heaven The blessed enjoy the vision of Christ and the Virgin Mary
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisManuscriptsBerlin, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preu├čischer Kulturbesitz, Ms. lat. fol. 329 (perhaps Franconia, Mid-14th century, incomplete set)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 42: Heaven42d: Feast of the children of Job
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 42: Heaven42c: Feast of Assuerus → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 42: Heaven42c: Feast of Assuerus → Original composition: With musicians and a dancer in the foreground
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
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 42: Heaven42a: The Blessed in Heaven → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 42: Heaven42a: The Blessed in Heaven → Variant: Christ and the Virgin Mary in mandorla, venerated by saints or angels
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
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Job Job 1:4: Feast of Job's childrenType for Heaven (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Esther Esth. 1:3-8: Feasts of King AssuerusType for Heaven (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for eschatological scenes Heaven with Job 1:4: Job's children feasting (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for eschatological scenes Heaven with Esth. 1:3-8: Feast of King Assuerus (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
ARTIST/CREATOR
Franconian (attributed)
DATE
mid 14th century
LOCATION
Berlin, Staatsbibliothek → lat. fol. 329, fol. 40v-41r
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
Notes on photograph
DESCRIPTION
Evelyn Silber gift
Contact
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