Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Biblical cycles
Manuscripts Bible moralisée Toledo-New York copyRegum II
Old Testament
2 Kings (A.V. II Samuel) David and Absalom (2 Kings 15-19) Absalom hanging from the oak (2 Kings 18:9, cf. title of Psalm 96)
2 Kings (A.V. II Samuel) David and Absalom (2 Kings 15-19) Joab pierces Absalom with three lances (2 Kings 18:14)
2 Kings (A.V. II Samuel) David and Absalom (2 Kings 15-19) Absalom's body cast into a pit and covered with stones (2 Kings 18:17)
2 Kings (A.V. II Samuel) David and Absalom (2 Kings 15-19) Achitophel hangs himself (2 Kings 17:23)
Further details
1. Absalom hangs from the tree; 2. Joab pierces Absalom with three lances; 3. Absalom's body is thrown into a pit anc covered with stones; 4. Achitophel hangs himself (according to the text because of Absalom's death, but in the Bible before A.s defeat)
ARTIST/CREATOR
Paris
DATE
circa 1233
LOCATION
Toledo, Tesoro de la Catedral
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Bible moralisée (Biblia de San Luis), vol. 1, fol. 126r
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Alexandre, comte de Laborde, La Bible Moralisée Illustrée, vol. 4, Paris 1913, plate 628
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