Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Judges Samson (Jud. 13-16) The Jawbone of an Ass (Jud. 15:9-19)Samson kills the Philistines with the jawbone of an ass (Jud. 15:15-16)
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisManuscriptsLondon, British Library, Harley MS 4996 (SW-Germany or Alsace, second or third quarter 14th century, incomplete set)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 17: The soldiers who come to arrest Christ fall to the ground17b: Samson kills thousand Philistines with the jawbone of an ass → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 17: The soldiers who come to arrest Christ fall to the ground17b: Samson kills thousand Philistines with the jawbone of an ass → Original composition: Samson stands in the centre, the jawbone above his head, with the enemies at his feet
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Judges Jud. 15:15: Samson kills thousand Philistines with the jawbone of an assType 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 Jud. 15:15: Samson kills thousand Philistines with the jawbone of an ass (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Southern German or Alsatian
DATE
2nd quarter 14th century - 3rd quarter 14th century
LOCATION
London, British Library → Harley MS 4996, fol. 19r
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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