Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
2 Kings (A.V. II Samuel) David and Bethsabee (2 Kings 11-12) David conquers Rabbath and kills its inhabitants by sawing them asunder and driving chariots over them (2 Kings 12:31)
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisManuscriptsBrussels, Bibliothèque Royale, MS 281-283 (2140) (Rhineland, c1390)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 41: Hell41b: David punishes the inhabitants of Rabbath → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 41: Hell41b: David punishes the inhabitants of Rabbath → Original composition: Some men are sawed in two whilst hanging upside down, others are run over with ploughs or similar contraptions
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament 2 Kings 2 Kings 12:31: David cruelly kills the inhabitants of RabbathType for Hell (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for eschatological scenes Hell with 2 Kings 12:31: David cruelly kills the inhabitants of Rabbath (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. 44v
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
Notes on photograph
DESCRIPTION
Evelyn Silber gift
Contact
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