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 salvationisManuscriptsParis, Bibliothèque Nationale, Latin 9584, and Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum, MS 43-1950 (Tuscany or North-Eastern Italy, c1370-1390) → Chapters 37c-38b (Cambridge, fol. 17)
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 on horseback
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
ARTIST/CREATOR
Tuscan or Italian (North-Eastern)
DATE
circa 1370 - circa 1390
LOCATION
Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum → 43-1950, fol. 17r
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Montague Rhodes James and Bernhard Berenson, Speculum Humanae Salvationis. Being a reproduction of an Italian manuscript of the fourteenth century, Oxford 1926
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RELATIONS
Fitzwilliam Museum
Contact
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