Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Genesis The Tower of Babel Building of the Tower of Babel (Gen. 11:1-4)
Exodus The Giving of the Law on Sinai God gives Moses the tablets of the Law (Exod. 31:18; cf. Exod. 24:12)
3 Kings (A.V. I Kings) Elias and the dearth in Israel (3 Kings 17-18) The widow's supplies run not out (3 Kings 17:15-16)The oil does not run out
Acts of the Apostles
Pentecost The descent of the Holy Spirit Virgin presentWith tongues of flame descending
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisManuscriptsBerlin, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preu├čischer Kulturbesitz, Ms. lat. fol. 937 (Augsburg, 1447, incomplete set)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 34: Pentecost34d: After Elias's prayer the oil-jar of the widow of Sarephta becomes never empty → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 34: Pentecost34d: After Elias's prayer the oil-jar of the widow of Sarephta becomes never empty → Variant: Elias in prayer, the widow holds up a jar of oil, which is blessed by God's hand
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 34: Pentecost34c: The Israelites receive the Ten Commandments → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 34: Pentecost34c: The Israelites receive the Ten Commandments → Variant: God giving the tablets of the Law to Moses
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 34: Pentecost34b: Building of the Tower of Babel → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 34: Pentecost34b: Building of the Tower of Babel → Variant: Tower of Babel with God a the top, but the buildingers not arranged symmetrically
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 34: Pentecost34a: Pentecost → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 34: Pentecost34a: Pentecost → Variant: Without fiery lines connecting the dove with Mary and the Apostles
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Genesis Gen. 11:1-9: Building of the Tower of BabelType for Pentecost (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Exodus Exod. 19:16-19, 20:21 and 31:18: The giving of the Law on SinaiType for Pentecost (BP, SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament 3 Kings 3 Kings 17:23: After Elias's prayer the oil-jar of the widow of Sarephta never becomes emptyType for Pentecost (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Resurrection of Christ to the Coronation of the Virgin Pentecost with Exod. 19:16-19, 20:21 and 31:18: The giving of the Law on Sinai (BP, SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Resurrection of Christ to the Coronation of the Virgin Pentecost with Gen. 11:1-9: Building of the Tower of Babel (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Resurrection of Christ to the Coronation of the Virgin Pentecost with 3 Kings 17:23: After Elias's prayer the oil-jar of the widow of Sarephta never becomes empty (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Augsburg
DATE
1447
LOCATION
Berlin, Staatsbibliothek → lat. fol. 937, fol. 46v-47r
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
Notes on photograph
DESCRIPTION
Evelyn Silber gift
Contact
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