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Detailed record for Sloane 361

Title Speculum humanae salvationis (ends imperfectly)
Origin Germany
Date 15th century
Language Latin
Script Gothic cursive
Decoration 124 column-width pen drawings with colour wash filling the upper half of each column (ff. 4v-46). 1 large initial in red with simple pen-flourishing in red (f. 120). Small initials in red.
Dimensions in mm 270 x 190 (205 x 165) in two columns
Official foliation ff. 164 (+ 1 original leaf after f. 134; + 5 paper flyleaves at the beginning, and 4 at the end)
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600.BM/BL in-house.
Provenance Sir Hans Sloane (b. 1660, d. 1753), baronet, physician and collector: inscribed 'Bibliotheca Sloaniana Min: 188' (f. 1).
Purchased as part of the Sloane collection from Sloane's executors and incorporated into the newly founded British Museum in 1753.
Notes Full digital coverage available for this manuscript: see Digitised Manuscripts at http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts.
Select bibliography Catalogus Librorum Manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Sloanianae(Manuscripts 1-1091), ([London: British Museum], no date), no. 361.
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. 14.
Jules Lutz and Paul Perdrizet, Speculum Humanae Salvationis: Die Quellen des 'Speculum' und seine Bedeutung in der Ikonographie besonders in der elsässischen Kunst des XIV. Jahrhunderts, 2 vol. (Leipzig 1907/1909), I, p. X,, no.. 48.
Edgar Breitenbach, Speculum Humanae Salvationis. Eine typengeschichtliche Untersuchung, Studien zur deutschen Kunstgeschichte, 272. (Strassburg 1930), p. 9, no. 48.
Evelyn Ann Silber, 'The Early Iconography of the Speculum Humanae Salvationis: The Italian Connection in the Fourteenth Century' (unpublished doctoral thesis, Cambridge 1982),no 48, pp. 81, 268.
Joost Roger Robbe, Der mittelniederländische Spieghel onser behoudenisse und seine lateinische Quelle (Münster: Waxmann, 2010.), p. 78.


Images
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The Magi, King David; Solomon and Sheba

ff. 12v-13
The Magi, King David; Solomon and Sheba
Adoration of the Magi

f. 12v
Adoration of the Magi
The Magi seeing the star

f. 12v
The Magi seeing the star
 
David

f. 13
David
Solomon and Sheba

f. 13
Solomon and Sheba
Capture and Flagellation of Christ

f. 21v
Capture and Flagellation of Christ
 
Raising of the Cross; Jubal and Tubal-Cain

f. 25v
Raising of the Cross; Jubal and Tubal-Cain
Martyrdom of Isaiah; King Moab sacrifices his son

f. 26
Martyrdom of Isaiah; King Moab sacrifices his son
Crucifixion, Nebuchadnezzar, Codrus and Eleazar Maccabeus

ff. 26v-27
Crucifixion, Nebuchadnezzar, Codrus and Eleazar Maccabeus
 
The Crucifixion

f. 26v
The Crucifixion
Nebuchadnezzar

f. 26v
Nebuchadnezzar
Death of King Codrus

f. 27
Death of King Codrus
 
Eleazar and the elephant

f. 27
Eleazar and the elephant

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