Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
1 Kings (A.V. I Samuel) The war between Saul and David (1 Kings 19-31) David, Nabal and Abigail, Phalti (1 Kings 25:2-44)Saul marries his daughter Michol, hitherto David's wife, to Phalti (1 Kings 25:44)The Wedding - David not present
Tobias (A.V. Tobit) Departure of the young Tobias with Raphael (Tob. 3:24 - 5:28) Raphael and the young Tobias walk away, leaving old Tobias and Sara behind in mourning (Tob. 5:22-28)
Life of Christ
Ministry ParablesThe lost groat (Lc. 15:8-10)Woman standing with the lantern, normally surrounded by the other groats
Virgin Mary
Iconography of the Virgin MaryMary's Compassion with Christ Mary with the instruments of the Passion, not confronting a devil
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 35: Mary remains on earth, yearning to meet Christ again35d: Michol, David's wife, mourns about being separated from David and married to Phalti → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 35: Mary remains on earth, yearning to meet Christ again35d: Michol, David's wife, mourns about being separated from David and married to Phalti → Original composition: Saul marries Michol, who is weeping or looking away, to Phalti
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 35: Mary remains on earth, yearning to meet Christ again35c: Parable of the Lost Groat → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 35: Mary remains on earth, yearning to meet Christ again35c: Parable of the Lost Groat → Original composition: Woman holding a lantern, surrounded by the overly large nine remaining groats
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 35: Mary remains on earth, yearning to meet Christ again35b: Sara mourns about Tobias's departure with Raphael → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 35: Mary remains on earth, yearning to meet Christ again35b: Sara mourns about Tobias's departure with Raphael → Original composition: The old Tobias and Sara mourning whilst the young Tobias and Raphael walk away in the background
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 35: Mary remains on earth, yearning to meet Christ again35a: Mary remains on earth, yearning to meet Christ again → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 35: Mary remains on earth, yearning to meet Christ again35a: Mary remains on earth, yearning to meet Christ again → Original composition: Mary standing, surrounded by objects alluding to Christ's life arranged in a frame
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Tobias Tobias 5:23-25: Sara mourns about Tobias's departure with RaphaelType for Mary remaining on earth, yearning to meet Christ again (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament 1 Kings 1 Kings 25:44: Saul marries David's wife Michol to PhaltiType for Mary remaining on earth, yearning to meet Christ again (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Passages from the New Testament treated as Types and Prophecies Luke Luke 15:8-10: Parable of the Lost GroatType for Mary remaining on earth, yearning to meet Christ again (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Resurrection of Christ to the Coronation of the Virgin The Virgin Mary revisits the sites of the Passion, yearning to be with Christ again with 1 Kings 25:44: Saul marries David's wife Michol to Phalti (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Resurrection of Christ to the Coronation of the Virgin The Virgin Mary revisits the sites of the Passion, yearning to be with Christ again with Luke 15:8-10: Parable of the Lost Groat (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Resurrection of Christ to the Coronation of the Virgin The Virgin Mary revisits the sites of the Passion, yearning to be with Christ again with Tobias 5:23-25: Sara mourns about Tobias's departure with Raphael (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Southern German
DATE
circa 1450
LOCATION
Berlin, Staatsbibliothek → lat. qu. 917b, fol. 37v-38r
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
Notes on photograph
DESCRIPTION
Evelyn Silber gift
Contact
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