Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Biblical cycles
Manuscripts Bible moralisée Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, cpv 1179Regum II
Old Testament
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)
2 Kings (A.V. II Samuel) David and Absalom (2 Kings 15-19) David speaks to the people at the gate (2 Kings 19:8)
Further details
1. Absalom is pierced with three spears by Joab; 2. His body is thrown in a pit and covered with stones' 3. Achitophel hangs himself (cf. Oxford copy); 4. David speaks to the people at the gate (according to the caption he is comforted by them - a non-biblical addition)
ARTIST/CREATOR
Paris
DATE
1220 - 1226
LOCATION
Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek → cod. 1179, fol. 109v
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Bible moralisée
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Alexandre, comte de Laborde, La Bible Moralisée Illustrée, vol. 4, Paris 1913, plate 681
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