(photo on external web page)
Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
2 Kings (A.V. II Samuel) The Three Valiant Men (2 Kings 23) David, despite being tender like a woodworm, once killed eight hundred Egyptians (2 Kings 23:8, in some translations not David but Adino or Hachmonis, one of his heroes)
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisPrinted editionsBasle: Richel, 1476
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 17: The soldiers who come to arrest Christ fall to the ground17d: David kills eight hundred enemies → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 17: The soldiers who come to arrest Christ fall to the ground17d: David kills eight hundred enemies → Original composition: David with sword over his head and shield, enemies lying at his feet
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament 2 Kings 2 Kings 23:8: David, although like a tender little worm of the wood, killed eight-hundred enemiesType for the soldiers who came to arrest Christ falling to the ground (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Passion of Christ The soldiers fall back with 2 Kings 23:8: David, although like a tender little worm of the wood, killed eight-hundred enemies (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Basel
DATE
1476
LOCATION
n/a
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Spiegel menschlicher behaltnuss (GW M43016), Basle (Richel), 1476 (Aug 31), fol. 95r (Foliation after Basle, Universit├Ątsbibliothek, Inc 645)
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RELATIONS
complete digital copy of illustrated text (external website)
Acknowledgements
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