Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Job Job lamenting on the dunghill (not depicting a specific moment in the narrative)with his wife, without his friendswith the devil tormenting him (Job 2:7-9)
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 20: Flagellation of Christ20d: Job is beaten by the devil and reproached by his wife → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 20: Flagellation of Christ20d: Job is beaten by the devil and reproached by his wife → Original composition: Job naked on the dunghill, at one side the devil with a scourge, at the other side Job's wife with a rod carrying three banderoles (often misunderstood)
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Job Job 2:7-10: Job on the dunghill, tormented by the devil and reproached by his wifeType for the Flagellation of Christ (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Passion of Christ Flagellation of Christ with Job 2:7-9: Job on the dunghill, tormented by the devil and reproached by his wife (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. 22v
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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