(photo on external web page)
Iconography
HISTORY
Ancient
CodrusSelf-sacrifice of King Codrus of Athens Codrus with his counsellors, probably declaring his readiness to be killed
CodrusSelf-sacrifice of King Codrus of Athens Codrus killed, with Codrus and his counsellors in the background
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisManuscriptsOxford, Bodleian Library, Ms. Douce f 4 (probably Flemish, c1460-1470, fragment)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 24: Crucifixion24c: King Codrus of Athens lets himself be slain disguised as a common soldier to save his city → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 24: Crucifixion24c: King Codrus of Athens lets himself be slain disguised as a common soldier to save his city → Variant: Still in two registers, but either Codrus with his men or the Death of Codrus not symmetrical
Antitypes for episodes from the Passion of Christ Crucifixion with Death of King Codrus of AthensSpeculum Humanae Salvationis
Non-biblical narratives treated as Types Death of King Codrus of AthensType for the Crucifixion (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Flemish (attributed)
DATE
circa 1460 - 1470
LOCATION
Oxford, Bodleian Library → Douce f. 424c (18v)
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis (18v)
Acknowledgements
Photo: Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, Used with kind permission of the Bodleian Libraries
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