(photo on external web page)
Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Judges Samson (Jud. 13-16) Samson's slavery and death (Jud. 16:21-31)Samson destroying the house and killing the Philistines (Jud. 16:29-30)
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisManuscriptsLondon, British Library, Sloane MS 361 (Germany, 15th century)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 19: Buffeting of Christ19d: Samson, mocked by the Philistines, throws down the two pillars of the house, killing thousands of Philistines (Variant: Samson has his eyes put out) → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 19: Buffeting of Christ19d: Samson, mocked by the Philistines, throws down the two pillars of the house, killing thousands of Philistines (Variant: Samson has his eyes put out) → Original composition: Samson standing between two pillars, pulling on them, with several Philistines mocking him at the left and right
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Judges Jud. 16:29-30: Samson is mocked by the Philistines and throws down the pillar of their houseType for Christ before Caiphas (SHS, few manuscripts only)
Antitypes for episodes from the Passion of Christ Christ before Caiphas with Jud. 16:29-30: Samson is mocked by the Philistines and throws down the pillar of their house (SHS, few manuscripts only)
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Lower Rhine (attributed)
DATE
1st half 15th century
LOCATION
London, British Library → Sloane MS 361, fol. 22r
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
Acknowledgements
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