(photo on external web page)
Iconography
HISTORY
Ancient
TomyrisOrdering that the head of Cyrus be drenched in blood
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
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 30: Mary vanquishing the devil through compassion with Christ30d: Tomyris beheads King Cyrus and dips his head into a barrel of blood → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 30: Mary vanquishing the devil through compassion with Christ30d: Tomyris beheads King Cyrus and dips his head into a barrel of blood → Variant: Tomyris with servants
Non-biblical narratives treated as Types Tomyris dips the head of Cyrus into bloodType for Mary vanquishing the devil (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Hagiographic Scenes with biblical models Virgin MaryMary vanquishing the devilwith Tomyris dipping the severed head of Cyrus into a barrel of blood (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Swabian or Swiss
DATE
circa 1440
LOCATION
St Gall, Kantonsbibliothek → VadSlg Ms. 352,1-2, p. 60
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
Acknowledgements
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