(photo on external web page)
Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
2 Kings (A.V. II Samuel) David and Absalom (2 Kings 15-19) Joab's men attack Absalom with swords (2 Kings 18:15)
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisManuscriptsDarmstadt, Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek, Hs 2505 (Cologne or Westfalia, c1360)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 25: The dead Christ mocked and pierced with a lance25c: Absalom, already wounded by lances, is attacked with swords → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 25: The dead Christ mocked and pierced with a lance25c: Absalom, already wounded by lances, is attacked with swords → Original composition: In the middle Absalom hanging from the tree, pierced by three spears, at the left and right a soldier attacking him with a sword
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament 2 Kings 2 Kings 18:14-15: Absalom is attacked first with three spears and then with swordsType for the Crucifixion (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis (Type for the mocking of Christ on the Cross)
Antitypes for episodes from the Passion of Christ Crucifixion with 2 Kings 18:14-15: Absalom is attacked first with three spears and then with swords (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis (Type for the Mocking of Christ on the Cross)
Further details
Here, images 25b (Michol) and 25c (Absalom) have changed places
ARTIST/CREATOR
Cologne or Westphalian
DATE
circa 1360
LOCATION
Darmstadt, Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek → Hs 2505, fol. 46v
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
Acknowledgements
Images on external web-page, kindly provided by the Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Darmstadt (CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0)
Contact
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