(photo on external web page)
Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
1 Machabees (A.V. Maccabees) Eleazar kills an elephant from beneath and is crushed by it (1 Mach. 6:46)
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisManuscriptsSaint-Omer, Bibliothèque municipale, MS 236 (Saint-Omer, late 15th century)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 24: Crucifixion24d: Eleazar stabs the elephant into its belly and is crushed by it → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 24: Crucifixion24d: Eleazar stabs the elephant into its belly and is crushed by it → Original composition: Eleazar under the elephant, stabbing it from beneath
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament 1 Machabees 1 Mach. 6:46: Eleazar kills an elephant from beneath and is crushed by itType for the Crucifixion (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Passion of Christ Crucifixion with 1 Mach. 6:46: Eleazar kills an elephant from beneath and is crushed by it (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Further details
Most miniatures copied after Saint-Omer, Bibliothèque municipale, MS 183
ARTIST/CREATOR
Saint-Omer
DATE
late 15th century
LOCATION
Saint-Omer (Pas de Calais), Bibliothèque municipale → 236, fol. 49r
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
Acknowledgements
Images on external web-page, kindly provided by the Bibliothèque municipale de Saint-Omer and the Bibliothèque virtuelle des manuscrits médiévaux (IRHT) (CC BY-NC 3.0)
Contact
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