(photo on external web page)
Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
4 Kings (A.V. II Kings) The kings of Israel, Juda, and Edom, fight against the king of Moab (4 Kings 3) The besieged King of Moab sacrifices his oldest son on the city walls (4 Kings 3:27)The King of Moab throws his son's head or body over the wall
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisManuscriptsMunich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Cgm 1126 (Bavarian, 1463, manuscript with coloured woodcuts)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 23: Christ nailed to the Cross23d: The King of Moab kills his son to end a siege → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 23: Christ nailed to the Cross23d: The King of Moab kills his son to end a siege → Variant: The King of Moab throws the body or head of his son over the wall
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament 4 Kings 4 Kings 3:27: The King of Moab sacrifices his eldest son on the walls to end a siegeType for the Crucifixion (SHS, few manuscripts only)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Passion of Christ Crucifixion with 4 Kings 3:27: The King of Moab sacrifices his eldest son on the walls to end a siege (SHS, few manuscripts only)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Further details
Manuscript with coloured woodcuts, the same woodcuts also appear in Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Clm 21543
ARTIST/CREATOR
Bavaria
DATE
1463
LOCATION
Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek → Cgm 1126, fol. 121r
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
Acknowledgements
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