Iconography
LITERATURE
Modern
Comestor, PetrusHistoria ScholasticaNon-biblical Episodes4 Kings - Manasses has Isaias sawn in two
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 sacrifices his son
Isaias (A.V. Isaiah) Isaias sawn asunder (Comestor)
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisManuscriptsChicago, Newberry Library, MS 40 (Bruges, c1460)
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 beheads or stabs his son on the wall, with soldiers approaching
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 23: Christ nailed to the Cross23c: Isaias is sawn into two parts → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 23: Christ nailed to the Cross23c: Isaias is sawn into two parts → Original composition: Isaias is suspended upside-down from beams or similar contraptions and sawn asunder by two men, starting at his groin
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 Christ being nailed to the Cross (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Passion of Christ Christ nailed to the Cross with Isaias sawn into pieces (non-biblical, SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Passion of Christ Christ nailed to the Cross with 4 Kings 3:27: The King of Moab sacrifices his eldest son on the walls to end a siege (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Non-biblical narratives treated as Types Isaias is sawn in two by command of King ManassesType for Christ nailed to the Cross (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Bruges (attributed)
DATE
circa 1460
LOCATION
Chicago, Newberry Library → 40, fol. 24r
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Photo: James Marrow
Contact
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