(photo on external web page)
Iconography
HISTORY
Ancient
Tomyris Beheading Cyrus
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisManuscriptsNew Haven, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, MS 27 (English, c1400-1410)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 30: Mary vanquishing the devil through compassion with Christ30d: Tomyris beheads King Cyrus and dips his head into a barrel of blood → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 30: Mary vanquishing the devil through compassion with Christ30d: Tomyris beheads King Cyrus and dips his head into a barrel of blood → Variant: Tomyris beheads Cyrus
Non-biblical narratives treated as Types Tomyris dips the head of Cyrus into bloodType for Mary vanquishing the devil (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Hagiographic Scenes with biblical models Virgin MaryMary vanquishing the devilwith Tomyris dipping the severed head of Cyrus into a barrel of blood (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Further details
Fol. 57 is partly cut out, the drawings are missing
ARTIST/CREATOR
English
DATE
circa 1400 - 1410
LOCATION
New Haven, CT, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University → 27, fol. 56v
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
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RELATIONS
Beinecke Library (digitised version)
Acknowledgements
Images on external web-page, kindly provided by the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University
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