Iconography
HISTORY
Ancient
CodrusSelf-sacrifice of King Codrus of Athens Codrus with his counsellors, probably declaring his readiness to be killed
CodrusSelf-sacrifice of King Codrus of Athens Codrus killed, with Codrus and his counsellors in the background
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisManuscriptsLondon, British Library, Arundel MS 120 (German, second half 14th century, incomplete set)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 24: Crucifixion24c: King Codrus of Athens lets himself be slain disguised as a common soldier to save his city → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 24: Crucifixion24c: King Codrus of Athens lets himself be slain disguised as a common soldier to save his city → Variant: Still in two registers, but either Codrus with his men or the Death of Codrus not symmetrical
Antitypes for episodes from the Passion of Christ Crucifixion with Death of King Codrus of AthensSpeculum Humanae Salvationis
Non-biblical narratives treated as Types Death of King Codrus of AthensType for the Crucifixion (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
German
DATE
2nd half 14th century
LOCATION
London, British Library → Arundel MS 120, fol. 28r
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
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RELATIONS
British Library
Acknowledgements
Image kindly provided by the British Library (public domain)
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