Iconography
LITERATURE
Modern
Comestor, PetrusHistoria ScholasticaNon-biblical Episodes4 Kings - Manasses has Isaias sawn in two
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Isaias (A.V. Isaiah) Isaias sawn asunder (Comestor)
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisManuscriptsTurin, Biblioteca Nazionale Universitaria, MS I.II.11 (perhaps Catalan, second quarter 15th century)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 23: Christ nailed to the Cross23c: Isaias is sawn into two parts → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 23: Christ nailed to the Cross23c: Isaias is sawn into two parts → Original composition: Isaias is suspended upside-down from beams or similar contraptions and sawn asunder by two men, starting at his groin
Antitypes for episodes from the Passion of Christ Christ nailed to the Cross with Isaias sawn into pieces (non-biblical, SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Non-biblical narratives treated as Types Isaias is sawn in two by command of King ManassesType for Christ nailed to the Cross (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Catalonia (attributed)
DATE
2nd quarter 15th century localised and dated because of similarity with Oxford, Bodleian Library, Ms. Douce 204
LOCATION
Turin, Biblioteca Nazionale Universitaria → I.II.11, fol. 27v
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
Notes on photograph
DESCRIPTION
Evelyn Silber gift
Contact
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