Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Biblical cycles
Manuscripts Picture Bibles (with no or little text)Shah Abbas Bible (New York, Paris, Los Angeles)
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) Ammon and Thamar, first conflict with Absalom (2 Kings 13-14) Absalom returns from exile (2 Kings 14:23-24)
2 Kings (A.V. II Samuel) Ammon and Thamar, first conflict with Absalom (2 Kings 13-14) Absalom, angry that David and Joab refuse to see him, sets the barley field of Joab on fire (2 Kings 14:30)
2 Kings (A.V. II Samuel) Ammon and Thamar, first conflict with Absalom (2 Kings 13-14) Joab complains to Abasalom about his arson (2 Kings 14:31-32)
Further details
top register: The woman from Thecua intercedes with David for Absalom; Absalom returns from exile; bottom register: Absalom sets Joab's fields on fire, Joab complains to Absalom
ARTIST/CREATOR
Paris or French (northern)
DATE
1244 - 1254
LOCATION
Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France → Nouv. acq. lat. 2294, fol. 3r (44r of the complete manuscript)
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Alexandre, comte de Laborde, La Bible Moralisée Illustrée, vol. 4, Paris 1913, plate 801
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