Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
3 Kings (A.V. I Kings) Elias, Jezabel and Eliseus (3 Kings 19) Eliseus kills his oxen and gives their flesh to the people (3 Kings 19:21)
SOCIAL LIFE
Professions and trades
Professions concerned with food and drinkButchersslaughtering cows
Justice and punishment
Law BooksDecretum Gratiani CyclesCambridge, Sidney Sussex College, MS 101 (Bologna, late 12th century)
Law BooksDecretum Gratiani Pars I, Dist. LXXXVIC. XV: Bishops must be generous, but must not give everything away at once
Further details
detail; the text criticizes the Biblical example of Eliseus as bad stewardship, not to be imitated by a bishop
ARTIST/CREATOR
Bolognese
DATE
late 12th century
LOCATION
Cambridge, Sidney Sussex College → 101, fol. 53v
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Cambridge Collections - Photo: Warburg Institute
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Susan L'Engle and Robert Gibbs, Illuminating the Law. Legal Manuscripts in Cambridge Collections, London, Turnhout 2001, pp. 105-110, no. 1; Illuminated Manuscripts in Cambridge. A Catalogue of Western Book Illumination in the Fitzwilliam Museum and the Cambridge Colleges, vol. 2, 1, London, Turnhout, 2011, pp. 59-61, no. 23
Acknowledgements
Photographed with kind permission of Master and Fellows of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge
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