Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Biblical cycles
Manuscripts Bible moralisée Oxford-Paris-London copy Regum IV
Old Testament
4 Kings (A.V. II Kings) Assumption of Elias and first miracles of Eliseus (4 Kings 2) The children who had mocked Eliseus are killed by bears (4 Kings 2:24)
4 Kings (A.V. II Kings) Miracles of Eliseus (4 Kings 4-6:7) Multiplication of oil (4 Kings 4:1-7)The woman tells Eliseus that her creditors are taking away her sons (4 Kings 4:1)
4 Kings (A.V. II Kings) Miracles of Eliseus (4 Kings 4-6:7) Multiplication of oil (4 Kings 4:1-7)The woman pours oil, which does not run out, into many vessels (4 Kings 4:4-5)
4 Kings (A.V. II Kings) Miracles of Eliseus (4 Kings 4-6:7) Multiplication of oil (4 Kings 4:1-7)The woman is able to pay her creditors with the proceedings from the oil (4 Kings 4:7)
Further details
1. Two bears kill the boys; 2. The woman complaints that the creditors are taking her children away because she cannot pay her debt; 3. She pours oil, which does not run out, into many vessels; 4. She is able to pay her creditors and have her children back
ARTIST/CREATOR
Paris
DATE
circa 1233
LOCATION
Oxford, Bodleian Library → Bodley 270b, fol. 176r
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Bible moralisée
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Alexandre, comte de Laborde, La Bible Moralisée Illustrée, vol. 1, Paris 1911, plate 176
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