(photo on external web page)
Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
1 Kings (A.V. I Samuel) David and Goliath (1 Kings 17) David returns in triumph with the head of Goliath (1 Kings 17:54)
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisManuscriptsSt. Gall, Kantonsbibliothek, VadSlg Ms. 352,1-2 (Swabian or Swiss, c1440)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 15: Entry into Jerusalem15c: Triumph of David (Variant: Expulsion of the money-changers) → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 15: Entry into Jerusalem15c: Triumph of David (Variant: Expulsion of the money-changers) → Variant: David attacking or mutilating Goliath, with a festive crowd waiting
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament 1 Kings 1 Kings 17:54: David returns in triumph with the head of GoliathType for the Entry into Jerusalem (BP, SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Passion of Christ Entry into Jerusalem with 1 Kings 17:54: David returns in triumph with the head of Goliath (BP, SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Further details
It is not clear what is happening on the left-hand side: David seems neither to kill Goliath with a sling nor to behead him
ARTIST/CREATOR
Swabian or Swiss
DATE
circa 1440
LOCATION
St Gall, Kantonsbibliothek → VadSlg Ms. 352,1-2, p. 28
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
Acknowledgements
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