Iconography
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Divination and prophecy
SibylsAugustus and the Tiburtine Sibyl The Sibyl points to the Virgin and Child
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Genesis Joseph Joseph interprets the dreams of the butler and baker (Gen. 40:7-19)The dream of the butler (Gen. 40:9-11)
Numbers God confirms the offices of the Levites, the Rod of Aaron (Num. 17-18) Aaron's Rod blossoms (Num. 17:8-9)
Life of Christ
Infancy Nativity Immediate family onlyVirgin and Child onlyVirgin adoring Child
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisManuscriptsBerlin, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preu├čischer Kulturbesitz, Ms. lat. qu. 917b (Southern Germany, c1450, incomplete set)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 8: Nativity of Christ8d: Augustus and the Sibyl have vision of Christ's Nativity → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 8: Nativity of Christ8d: Augustus and the Sibyl have vision of Christ's Nativity → Variant: Sibyl seated next to Augustus, above them a sun and an image of the Virgin and Child, without texts or banderoles
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 8: Nativity of Christ8c: The flowering rod of Aaron → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 8: Nativity of Christ8c: The flowering rod of Aaron → Original composition: Aaron's flowering rod surrounded by the dead rods, outdoors
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 8: Nativity of Christ8b: The dream of the Pharao's butler → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 8: Nativity of Christ8b: The dream of the Pharao's butler → Variant: Butler lying down, feet not in stocks, vine not growing out of his body
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 8: Nativity of Christ8a: Nativity of Christ → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 8: Nativity of Christ8a: Nativity of Christ → Variant: Virgin kneeling before Child, Joseph invisible
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Numbers Num. 17:8-9: Aaron's rod blossomsType for the Nativity (BP, SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Genesis Gen. 40:9-15: Dream of Pharao's butlerType for the Nativity of Christ (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Infancy of Christ Nativity with Numbers 17:8-9: Aaron's rod (BP, SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Infancy of Christ Nativity with Gen. 40:9-15: Dream of Pharao's butler (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Southern German
DATE
circa 1450
LOCATION
Berlin, Staatsbibliothek → lat. qu. 917b, fol. 10v-11r
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
Notes on photograph
DESCRIPTION
Evelyn Silber gift
Contact
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