Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Judges Gideon (Jud. 6-8) The campaign against the kings of the Midianites (Jud. 7:24-8)As he had threatened, Gideon punishes the men of Succoth with thorns (Jud. 8:16)The inhabitants of Succoth are beaten, the tower is not destroyed
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 41: Hell41c: Gideon punishes the men of Succoth with thorns and briers → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 41: Hell41c: Gideon punishes the men of Succoth with thorns and briers → Original composition: Some men are beaten whilst hanging upside down, others whilst lying on the ground
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Judges Jud. 8:16: Gideon punishes the men of Succoth with thorns and briersType for Hell (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for eschatological scenes Hell with Jud. 8:16: Gideon punishes the men of Succoth with thorns and briers (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. 45v
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
Notes on photograph
DESCRIPTION
Evelyn Silber gift
Contact
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