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RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Typology and Prophecy
→ Cycles → Manuscripts and Prints → Speculum humanae salvationis → Chapter 28: Christ entering Limbo
→ 28d: The ostrich dissolves a glass vessel with the blood of a worm to liberate its chick inside → Variant: Ostrich squirting the blood (not always visible) of a snake onto the glass vessel, inside which the chick is visible, Solomon not present
The Speculum: introduction - description - summary


Paris,
Bibliothèque nationale de France
fr. 400, fol. 15v
2nd half 14th century
Paris,
Bibliothèque nationale de France
lat. 512, fol. 30r
early 15th century
Neustift bei Brixen (Novacella),
Stiftsbibliothek
Cod. 166, fol. 31r
early 15th century
London, British Library
Sloane MS 361, fol. 31r
1st half 15th century
Paris,
Bibliothèque nationale de France
lat. 9585, fol. 33v
1st half 15th century
London, British Library
Add MS 11575, fol. 67r
circa 1410
New York, Public Library
Spencer 15, fol. 29v
circa 1420
New York, Public Library
Spencer 15, fol. 29v
circa 1420
Heidelberg,
Universitätsbibliothek
Pal. germ. 432, fol. 36r
circa 1420 -1430
Turin,
Biblioteca Nazionale Universitaria
I.II.11, fol. 32v
2nd quarter 15th century
Turin,
Biblioteca Nazionale Universitaria
I.II.11, fol. 32v
2nd quarter 15th century
Sarnen,
Benediktinerkollegium
Cod. membr. 8, fol. 29r
1427
Oxford, Bodleian Library
Douce 204, fol. 28v
circa 1430 -1450
Leipzig,
Universitätsbibliothek
Cod. Haen. 3506, fol. 90r
1436
Einsiedeln,
Stiftsbibliothek
Cod. 206(49), p. 57
circa 1450 -1460
Saint-Omer (Pas de Calais),
Bibliothèque municipale
183, fol. 28v
circa 1450
Glasgow,
University Library
Hunter 60 (T.2.18), fol. 40v
1454-1455
Glasgow,
University Library
Hunter 60 (T.2.18), fol. 40v
1454-1455
Stuttgart,
Württembergische Landesbibliothek
Cod.theol.et phil.fol.122, fol. 79r
1459
Marseille,
Bibliothèque municipale
89, fol. 29r
circa 1470 -1480
Saint-Omer (Pas de Calais),
Bibliothèque municipale
184, fol. 18r
circa 1480
Saint-Omer (Pas de Calais),
Bibliothèque municipale
236, fol. 57r
late 15th century