Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
2 Kings (A.V. II Samuel) Ammon and Thamar, first conflict with Absalom (2 Kings 13-14) Joab and the wise woman of Thecua before David (2 Kings 14:22)
2 Kings (A.V. II Samuel) Seba's Rebellion (2 Kings 20) Seba's head is thrown down from the walls of Abela (2 Kings 2:22)
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisPrinted editionsLyon: Huss, 1478
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 37: Mary interceding for the Sinners37d: The woman from Abela appeases Joab by throwing the head of Seba over the wall → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 37: Mary interceding for the Sinners37d: The woman from Abela appeases Joab by throwing the head of Seba over the wall → Variant: Joab accompanied by other soldiers
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 37: Mary interceding for the Sinners37c: The woman from Thecua asks David to be merciful to Absalom → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 37: Mary interceding for the Sinners37c: The woman from Thecua asks David to be merciful to Absalom → Original composition: The woman stands next to the enthroned David
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament 2 Kings 2 Kings 20:21-22: The woman from Abela appeases Joab by throwing the head of Seba over the wallModel for Mary interceding for the faithful (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament 2 Kings 2 Kings 14:4-20: The woman from Thecua asks David to be merciful to AbsalomModel for Mary interceding for the faithful (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Hagiographic Scenes with biblical models Virgin MaryMary as Protector and Intercessorwith 2 Kings 20:21-22: The woman from Abela appeases Joab by throwing the head of Seba over the wall (SHS)
Hagiographic Scenes with biblical models Virgin MaryMary as Protector and Intercessorwith 2 Kings 14:4-20: The woman from Thecua asks David to be merciful to Absalom (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Further details
woodcut. Image also used in the first edition printed in Lyon in 1478 (first illustrated book printed in France). Image also used in the editions: 1479, 1482, 1486 (presumably, no surviving copy), 1488.
ARTIST/CREATOR
Lyon
DATE
1478
LOCATION
n/a
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Colophon: Cy finist le Mirouer de la redemption de lumain lignage (GW M43034), Lyon (Huss), 1483, fol. 149r
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Le livre illustré à Lyon (1480-1600) - Equipex Biblissima
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RELATIONS
complete digital copy of illustrated text (external website)
USTC
BML catalogue entry (1479 edition)
complete digital copy (Gallica)
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