(photo on external web page)
Iconography
HISTORY
Ancient
Tomyris Dipping Cyrus's head into a barrel of blood
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisPrinted editionsAugsburg: Zainer, c1473
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 → Original composition: Tomyris hold a sword in one hand and the severed head of Cyrus in the other
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
Here, images 30b (Judith) and 30d (Tomyris) have changed places
ARTIST/CREATOR
Augsburg
DATE
circa 1473
LOCATION
n/a
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis (GW M43054), Augsburg (Zainer), 1473 (circa), p. 320 (Pagination after Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, 2 Inc.s.a. 1087)
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RELATIONS
complete digital copy of illustrated text (external website)
Acknowledgements
Images on external web-page, used with kind permission of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek M√ľnchen (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)
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