By Adrian Wilson, Joyce Lancaster Wilson

ISBN-10: 0520051947

ISBN-13: 9780520051942

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399. < previous page page_33 next page > < previous page page_34 next page > Page 34 II-8. a. The Fall of Lucifer. b. The Creation of Eve. Speculum humanæ salvationis, Chapter I. Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich, Clm 146, fol. 3 verso. 20 It is in folio, on fifty-one parchment leaves, and contains the Prohemium, the Prologue, and forty-five chapters. There are 192 pen drawings, and initials painted in red and blue (figs. II-8, 9, 10, 11). While this copy is not dated, it was presumably written about the middle of the fourteenth century and it contains a sort of colophon statement that it was done in the Johannite monastery at Selestat (near Strasbourg).

The Flight into Egypt. The Egyptian Statue of the Virgin and Child. Speculum humanæ salvationis, Chapter XI. Hessische Landes- und Hochschulbibliothek Darmstadt, Hs 720, fol. 17 recto. < previous page page_41 next page > < previous page page_42 next page > Page 42 II-16. c. Adam Tills and Eve Spins. d. Noah's Ark. Speculum humanæ salvationis, Chapter II. Harvard University, The Houghton Library, Ms. Lat. 121, fol. 5 verso. Harvard University, the Houghton Library, Ms. Lat. , this manuscript includes forty-five chapters and seventy-five pen and ink drawings in a primitive but lively style (figs.

According to an entry at the end of the text it was in the Cloister of Clarissa in Clarenberg, Westphalia, in about 1400. The manuscript is incomplete, lacking many leaves but ending with Chapter XL, so that it was probably copied as the abbreviated version. The miniatures are placed in an unusual way, with the four illustrations for each chapter on facing pages without text (Plates II-1 and II-2). The images are in two compartments in vertical sequence and are of formal dramatic design. The typological pattern of the Speculum is followed, but with extremely unusual interpretations in the miniatures.

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