Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
2 Kings (A.V. II Samuel) The Three Valiant Men (2 Kings 23) The Three Valiant Men offer the water to David (2 Kings 23:16)
3 Kings (A.V. I Kings) The Queen of Saba (3 Kings 10) The Queen of Saba comes before Solomon (3 Kings 10:1-2)Solomon on lions' throne, Queen kneels, not black
Life of Christ
Infancy Adoration of the Magi Without attendantsWithout JosephBlack Magus
Infancy Story of the Magi The Magi see the starStar contains an image of Christ
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 9: Adoration of the Magi9d: The throne of Solomon and the Queen of Saba → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 9: Adoration of the Magi9d: The throne of Solomon and the Queen of Saba → Variant: Solomon's throne decorated with (some) lions only, at the bottom of the steps the Queen of Saba
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 9: Adoration of the Magi9c: The Three Valiant Men bring water to David → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 9: Adoration of the Magi9c: The Three Valiant Men bring water to David → Variant: David with one or two valiant men only
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 9: Adoration of the Magi9b: The Magi see the star (Variant: Bileam's prophecy) → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 9: Adoration of the Magi9b: The Magi see the star (Variant: Bileam's prophecy) → Variant: Magi kneeling or standing, above them a star with an image of Christ as bust or half-figure, no banderoles
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 9: Adoration of the Magi9a: Adoration of the Magi → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 9: Adoration of the Magi9a: Adoration of the Magi → Variant: Virgin and Child seated on one side, one Magus kneels and offers gifts, none points to the star
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament 2 Kings 2 Kings 23:14-17: The Three Valiant Men bring water from Bethlehem to DavidType for the Adoration of the Magi (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament 3 Kings 3 Kings 10:1-3: The Queen of Saba visits SolomonType for the Adoration of the Magi (BP, SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Infancy of Christ Adoration of the Magi with 2 Kings 23:14-17: The three strong men bring water to David (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Infancy of Christ Adoration of the Magi with 3 Kings 10:18-20: The Throne of Solomon (SHS)
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Southern German
DATE
circa 1450
LOCATION
Berlin, Staatsbibliothek → lat. qu. 917b, fol. 11v-12r
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
Notes on photograph
DESCRIPTION
Evelyn Silber gift
Contact
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