(photo on external web page)
Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
2 Kings (A.V. II Samuel) The Three Valiant Men (2 Kings 23) David, despite being tender like a woodworm, once killed eight hundred Egyptians (2 Kings 23:8, in some translations not David but Adino or Hachmonis, one of his heroes)
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisManuscriptsAugsburg, Universitätsbibliothek, Oettingen-Wallersteinsche Bibliothek Cod.I.2.2.23 (South-Western Germany, c1350)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 17: The soldiers who come to arrest Christ fall to the ground17d: David kills eight hundred enemies → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 17: The soldiers who come to arrest Christ fall to the ground17d: David kills eight hundred enemies → Variant: David, with sword over his head but no shield, attacks enemies on his right or left - or the enemies there already dead
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament 2 Kings 2 Kings 23:8: David, although like a tender little worm of the wood, killed eight-hundred enemiesType 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 2 Kings 23:8: David, although like a tender little worm of the wood, killed eight-hundred enemies (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Southern German probably since the 15th century in St Mang's Abbey, Füssen
DATE
circa 1350
LOCATION
Augsburg, Universitätsbibliothek → Cod.I.2.2.23 (Oettingen-Wallersteinsche Bibliothek), fol. 21r
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
Acknowledgements
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Contact
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