Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Biblical cycles
Manuscripts Bible moralisée Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, cpv 2554Regum 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 in the tree; 2. Absalom's body is thrown into the pit and covered with stones (scenes 2 and 3 exchanged); 3. Absalom is pierced with three lances; 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
1220 - 1230
LOCATION
Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek → cod. 2554, fol. 47v
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 755
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