Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Canticles (A.V. Song of Songs) Cant. 4:4: Bridegroom: Sicut turris David collum tuum ... mille clypei pendant ex ea, omnis armatura fortium (Bridegroom: Thy neck is as the tower of David ... a thousand bucklers hang upon it ..)
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisManuscriptsLondon, British Library, Harley MS 2838 (Master of the Dark Eyes, between 1485 and 1509, incomplete set)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 6: The Betrothal of Mary to Joseph6d: The Tower of David covered in shields → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 6: The Betrothal of Mary to Joseph6d: The Tower of David covered in shields → Variant: Tower round, no shields on protruding lances
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Cantica Canticorum Cant. 4:4: The Tower of David protected by a thousand bucklersType for the Betrothal of the Virgin Mary (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Infancy of Christ Betrothal of the Virgin Mary to Joseph with Cant. 4:4: The Tower of David protected by a thousand bucklers (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
SECULAR ICONOGRAPHY
Coats-of-Arms
Fictive Biblical figuresDavid's tower
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Master of the Dark Eyes (active late 15th - early 16th century)
DATE
1485 - 1509
LOCATION
London, British Library → Harley MS 2838, fol. 9r
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
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RELATIONS
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Acknowledgements
Image kindly provided by the British Library (public domain)
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