Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
2 Kings (A.V. II Samuel) David and Absalom (2 Kings 15-19) Semei throws stones at David, who does not allow Abisai to slay him (2 Kings 16:6-13)with Abisai preparing to slay Semei
2 Kings (A.V. II Samuel) Further actions of David (2 Kings 8-10) Hanon commands to cut the ambassadors' beards and clothes (2 Kings 10:4)Beards and Clothes cut
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisManuscriptsBrussels, Bibliothèque Royale, MS 281-283 (2140) (Rhineland, c1390)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 21: Crowning with thorns21d: The king of Ammon cuts clothes and beards of David's ambassadors → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 21: Crowning with thorns21d: The king of Ammon cuts clothes and beards of David's ambassadors → Miscellaneous other variants - humiliation of one ambassador
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 21: Crowning with thorns21c: Semei throws stones at David, who forbids Abisai to punish him → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 21: Crowning with thorns21c: Semei throws stones at David, who forbids Abisai to punish him → Original composition: Semei on a hill, next to David Abisai drawing his sword or having it already drawn
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament 2 Kings 2 Kings 16:6-13: Semei throws stones at David, who does not allow Abisai to slay himType for the Crowning with thorns (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament 2 Kings 2 Kings 10:4: King Hanon commands to cut the beards and clothes of David's ambassadorsType for the Crowning with thorns (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Passion of Christ Crowning with thorns with 2 Kings 16:6-13: Semei throws stones at David, who does not allow Abisai to slay him (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Passion of Christ Crowning with thorns with 2 Kings 10:4: King Hanon commands to cut the beards and clothes of David's ambassadors (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Rhineland from Steinhaus monastery near Wuppertal
DATE
circa 1390
LOCATION
Brussels, Bibliothèque royale de Belgique → 281-283 (cat. no. 2140), fol. 25r
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
Notes on photograph
DESCRIPTION
Evelyn Silber gift
Contact
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