Corsiniana Mirror of Human Salvation

Corsiniana Mirror of Human Salvation

Avignon (France) — Mid 14th century

St. Francis of Assisi as a paragon of the Imitation of Christi: A unique combination of scenes from the saint's Vita and the Speculum as a Franciscan interpretation of the Christian story of salvation

  1. The Mirror of Human Salvation tells the Christian story of salvation from the Fall of Man to the Seven Joys of Mary in a typological manner

  2. Each New Testament event is contrasted with three Old Testament types as prefigurations

  3. The picture cycle of salvation history is complemented by scenes from the life of St. Francis

Corsiniana Mirror of Human Salvation

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Corsiniana Mirror of Human Salvation

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Codicology

Alternative Titles
Storie di San Francesco
Heilsspiegel mit Bildern aus dem Leben des Heiligen Franziskus
Stories of Saint Francis in the Corsinian Speculum
Origin
France
Date
Mid 14th century
Style
Language
Illustrations
277 miniatures
Content
Speculum humanae salvationis and picture cycles with scenes from the Bible and the life of St. Francis

Available facsimile editions:
Storie di San Francesco
Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana - Treccani – Rome, 2020
Limited Edition: 409 copies (399 hand-numbered, 10 unnumbered)
Facsimile Editions

#1 Storie di San Francesco

Publisher: Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana - Treccani – Rome, 2020
Limited Edition: 409 copies (399 hand-numbered, 10 unnumbered)
Binding: The hand-bound facsimile features a brown leather binding with ornate blind embossing, the silk headband is hand-sewn. The edition comes together with the commentary volume in a light lacquered wooden case, which includes a bookrest.
Commentary: 1 volume by Marco Guardo, Chiara Frugoni, Francesca Manzari, Nicoletta Giovè Marchioli, Anna Candida Felicia and Michela Perino
Language: Italian
1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size) Reproduction of the entire original document as detailed as possible (scope, format, colors). The binding may not correspond to the original or current document binding.
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