GKS 79 2º: Speculum humanae salvationis





GKS 79 2º: Speculum humanae salvationis

The origins of the Speculum humanae salvationis, "The Mirror of Human Salvation", lie in a Latin work from the beginning of the fourteenth century. Over the course of subsequent years, however, the text was frequently adapted and translated, and it came to form the basis of a rich artistic tradition.

This manuscript contains a German translation that is accompanied by nearly 200 (partially incomplete) illustrated scenes, especially from the Old Testament.

Parchment, 99 ff; 26 x 16 cm. Germany c. 1430.

See also GKS 80 2º.