Iconography
HISTORY
Ancient
Tomyris Dipping Cyrus's head into a barrel of blood
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisManuscriptsLondon, British Library, Sloane MS 361 (Germany, 15th century)
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 → Original composition: Tomyris hold a sword in one hand and the severed head of Cyrus in the other
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
SECULAR ICONOGRAPHY
Coats-of-Arms
Fictive Classical deities and heroesCyrus
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Lower Rhine (attributed)
DATE
1st half 15th century
LOCATION
London, British Library → Sloane MS 361, fol. 33r
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
Acknowledgements
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