Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Biblical cycles
Manuscripts Bible moralisée Oxford-Paris-London copy Regum I
Old Testament
1 Kings (A.V. I Samuel) The war between Saul and David (1 Kings 19-31) David flees from Saul (1 Kings 19-20)Saul attempts to drive a spear through David (1 Kings 19:9-10, similarly in 1 Kings 18:11)
1 Kings (A.V. I Samuel) David and Goliath (1 Kings 17) David uses Goliath's sword to behead him (1 Kings 17:51)
1 Kings (A.V. I Samuel) The victorious David at Saul's Court (1 Kings 18) The Israelites celebrate David as victor, to Saul's dismay (1 Kings 18:7-9)
1 Kings (A.V. I Samuel) The victorious David at Saul's Court (1 Kings 18) David brings the foreskins of two hundred slain Philistines to Saul (1 Kings 18:27)
1 Kings (A.V. I Samuel) The victorious David at Saul's Court (1 Kings 18) Saul gives his daughter Michol to David (1 Kings 18:27)
Further details
1. David cuts off Goliath's head; 2. The Israelites celebrate David, Saul is chagrined; 3. Saul tries to drive a javelin through David; 4. David returns with the foreskins of the slain Philistines and marries Michal (scene 4 should have bene placed before scene 3)
ARTIST/CREATOR
Paris
DATE
circa 1233
LOCATION
Oxford, Bodleian Library → Bodley 270b, fol. 137v
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Bible moralisée
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Alexandre, comte de Laborde, La Bible Moralisée Illustrée, vol. 1, Paris 1911, plate 137
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