Iconography
LITERATURE
Modern
Comestor, PetrusHistoria ScholasticaNon-biblical Episodes3 Kings - Solomon imprisons an ostrich chick in a glass vessel - the ostrich liberates it by squirting the blood of a worm onto the glass
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Images of Christ
Risen Christ Triumphant over devil alone
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisManuscriptsK√∂nigsberg, Stadtbibliothek, Cod. S. 18.2 (dispersed) → Chapter 28d-29b(Collection Grigoryants)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 29: Christ vanquishing the devil in Limbo through His Passion29a: Christ vanquishes the devil in limbo → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 29: Christ vanquishing the devil in Limbo through His Passion29a: Christ vanquishes the devil in limbo → Variant: Christ argues with the devil
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 28: Christ entering Limbo28d: The ostrich dissolves a glass vessel with the blood of a worm to liberate its chick inside → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 28: Christ entering Limbo28d: The ostrich dissolves a glass vessel with the blood of a worm to liberate its chick inside → Ostrich with worm next to vessel, in which the chick is not visible
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament 2 Kings 2 Kings 23:20: Banaias kills a lion in a pitType for the Harrowing of Hell (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis (Type for Christ vanquishing the devil in limbo)
Non-biblical narratives treated as Types The ostrich liberates its chick imprisoned by Solomon in a glass vessel by squirting the blood of a worm onto itType for the Harrowing of Hell (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis (Type for Christ entering Limbo)
Antitypes for episodes from the Resurrection of Christ to the Coronation of the Virgin Harrowing of Hell with 2 Kings 23:20: Banaias kills a lion in a pit (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis (Type for Christ vanquishing the devil in limbo)
Antitypes for episodes from the Resurrection of Christ to the Coronation of the Virgin Harrowing of Hell with the Ostrich liberating its chick imprisoned by Solomon in a glass vessel by squirting the blood of a worm onto it (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis (Type for Christ entering Limbo)
Further details
The right image is difficult to describe - apparently, Christ is not trampling the devil
ARTIST/CREATOR
Tyrolese or Swiss
DATE
1426
LOCATION
Moscow, Collection S. I. Grigoryants (formerly Moscow, Collection I. G. Sanowich)
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Ekaterina Zolotova, Western European Book Miniatures of the 12th-17th Centuries. Catalogue of illuminated manuscripts in Moscow Libraries, Museums and Private Collection, Moskva 2012, pp. 268-271, 434-436, no. 134
Acknowledgements
Illustrations reproduced from Zolotova's book with kind permission of the author, location and date as kindly suggested by Mikhail Rogov, Moscow
Contact
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