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Iconography
LITERATURE
Modern
Comestor, PetrusHistoria ScholasticaNon-biblical Episodes4 Kings - Manasses kills the prophets
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
4 Kings (A.V. II Kings) King Manasses (4 Kings 20:21-21:18) Manasses killing the prophets (Comestor)
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 14: Mary Magdalene anointing Christ's feet14b: Repentance of King Manasses in prison → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 14: Mary Magdalene anointing Christ's feet14b: Repentance of King Manasses in prison → Variant: Crimes of Manasses
Antitypes for episodes from the Ministry of Christ Mary Magdalene anoints Christ's feet with King Manasses killing the prophets (Comestor, SHS, few manuscripts only - the comparison is actually with Manasses's repentance, not his crimes)
Non-biblical narratives treated as Types King Manasses kills the prophetsType for Mary Magdalene washing Christ's feet (SHS, few manuscripts only - the comparison is actually with Manasses's repentance, not his crimes)
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Flemish (attributed)
DATE
circa 1460 - 1470
LOCATION
Oxford, Bodleian Library → Douce f. 414b (fol. 29v)
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis (fol. 29v)
Acknowledgements
Photo: Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, Used with kind permission of the Bodleian Libraries
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