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Detailed record for Sloane 346

Title Speculum humanae salvationis, imperfect
Origin England
Date c. 1330-1340
Language Latin, with added English interlinear translation
Script Gothic
Artists 3 artists distinguished by Scott: see above.
Decoration Numerous drawings in ink, with captions and sometimes details in red or a red wash, identified by Scott as by three artists: 'A' of 100 miniatures, of c. 1330-1340 (ff. 1-33v, 35-38v, 40-51, 52, 54v, 55); 'B', of 8 miniatures in an Italianate style c. 1380-1400 (ff. 34r-v, 39r-v, 51v, 52v, 53v, 54); and 'C' of 1 miniature, of c. 1400-1410 (f. 53). Large initials in blue. Paraphs in blue. Highlighting of letters in red. Marginal drawings in ink.
Dimensions in mm 270 x 170 (205 x 115)
Official foliation ff. 55 ( + 3 unfoliated paper flyleaves at the beginning and at the end)
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. Brown leather with gold tooling; marbled endpapers.
Provenance Sir Hans Sloane (b. 1660, d. 1753), baronet, physician and collector.
Purchased as part of the Sloane collection from Sloane's executors and incorporated into the newly founded British Museum in 1753.
Select bibliography Catalogus Librorum Manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Sloanianae(Manuscripts 1-1091), ([London: British Museum], no date), no. 346.

Walter de Gray Birch and Henry Jenner, Early Drawings and Illuminations: An Introduction to the Study of Illustrated Manuscripts (London: Bagster and Sons, 1879), p. 8.

Kathleen L. Scott, Later Gothic Manuscripts 1390-1490, A Survey of Manuscripts Illuminated in the British Isles, 6, 2 vols (London: Harvey Miller, 1996), II, 267.

Kathleen L. Scott, 'Four Early Fifteenth-century English Manuscripts of the Speculum humanae salvationis and a Fourteenth-century Exemplar', in Decoration and Illustration in Medieval English Manuscripts, English Manuscript Studies 1100-1700, 10 (London: British Library, 2002), pp. 177-203 (pp. 178-201, pls. 6 fig. 1, 7 fig 1, as 'Slonae I').


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Betrayal

f. 3
Betrayal
Saul and David

f. 4
Saul and David
Mocking of Christ

f. 5
Mocking of Christ
 
Flagellation

f. 7
Flagellation
Crown of Thorns

f. 9
Crown of Thorns
Road to Calvary

f. 11
Road to Calvary
 
Tubal-Cain

f. 13v
Tubal-Cain
Crucifixion

f. 15
Crucifixion
Nebuchadnezzar's dream

f. 15v
Nebuchadnezzar's dream
 
Evilmerodach

f. 18v
Evilmerodach
Deposition

f. 19
Deposition
Joseph

f. 22
Joseph
 
Jonah

f. 22v
Jonah
The Virgin

f. 27
The Virgin
Resurrection

f. 31
Resurrection
 
Moses

f. 36
Moses
Finding of the Coin

f. 38
Finding of the Coin
Marriage

f. 38v
Marriage
 
Coronation

f. 39
Coronation
Christ displaying wounds

f. 45
Christ displaying wounds
Job's children

f. 52v
Job's children
 
Last Supper

f. 53
Last Supper

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