(photo on external web page)
Iconography
HISTORY
Ancient
CodrusSelf-sacrifice of King Codrus of Athens Codrus killed, with Codrus and soldiers in the background (significance unclear)
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisManuscriptsCopenhagen, Royal Danish Library, GKS 79 folio (Bruges, c1440)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 24: Crucifixion24c: King Codrus of Athens lets himself be slain disguised as a common soldier to save his city → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 24: Crucifixion24c: King Codrus of Athens lets himself be slain disguised as a common soldier to save his city → Variant: Codrus with his men (or with counsellors) and Death of Codrus not in two registers
Antitypes for episodes from the Passion of Christ Crucifixion with Death of King Codrus of AthensSpeculum Humanae Salvationis
Non-biblical narratives treated as Types Death of King Codrus of AthensType for the Crucifixion (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Bruges (Gold Scrolls Group)
DATE
circa 1440
LOCATION
Copenhagen, Kongelige Bibliotek → GKS 79 folio, fol. 57v
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
Acknowledgements
Images on external web-page, used with kind permission of the Royal Danish Library
Contact
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