Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Genesis Abraham and Isaac Youth of AbrahamAbraham thrown into a fire in Ur and liberated by God (Comestor)Abraham pulled out of the fire by God
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisManuscriptsCambridge, Magdalene College, Pepys Library, MS 2359 (English, 15th century, incomplete set)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 31: Christ delivering the Fathers from Limbo31c: Abraham delivered from the fire → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 31: Christ delivering the Fathers from Limbo31c: Abraham delivered from the fire → Original composition: God pulls Abraham from the fire (symmetrical)
Non-biblical narratives treated as Types Abraham is thrown into the fire in Ur and rescued by GodType for the Liberation of the Fathers from Limbo (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Resurrection of Christ to the Coronation of the Virgin Harrowing of Hell with Abraham delivered by God from the fire in Ur (Comestor, SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis (Type for Christ delivering the souls from limbo)
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
English
DATE
15th century
LOCATION
Cambridge, Magdalene College (Pepys Library) → 2359, fol. 32r
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
Notes on photograph
DESCRIPTION
Evelyn Silber gift
Contact
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