Iconography
HISTORY
Ancient
CodrusSelf-sacrifice of King Codrus of Athens Codrus killed, with Codrus and soldiers in the background (significance unclear)
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
1 Machabees (A.V. Maccabees) Eleazar kills an elephant from beneath and is crushed by it (1 Mach. 6:46)
Life of Christ
Passion CrucifixionThree crossesWithout centurion's conversionChrist's side not being pierced, nor vinegar offered → Virgin fainting
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisManuscriptsGlasgow, University Library, Hunter 60 (Bruges, 1454-1455)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 24: Crucifixion24d: Eleazar stabs the elephant into its belly and is crushed by it → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 24: Crucifixion24d: Eleazar stabs the elephant into its belly and is crushed by it → Original composition: Eleazar under the elephant, stabbing it from beneath
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 24: Crucifixion24c: King Codrus of Athens lets himself be slain disguised as a common soldier to save his city → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 24: Crucifixion24c: King Codrus of Athens lets himself be slain disguised as a common soldier to save his city → Variant: Without the tower at the side
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 24: Crucifixion24b: King Nabuchodonosor dreams of the tree that is cut down by angels → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 24: Crucifixion24b: King Nabuchodonosor dreams of the tree that is cut down by angels → Variant: King in bed, man or angel with axe only, no second angel
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 24: Crucifixion24a: Christ on the Cross → All images
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Daniel Dan. 4:7-14: Nabuchodonosor's dream of a large tree that is cut down, which foretells his temporary madnessType for the Crucifixion (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament 1 Machabees 1 Mach. 6:46: Eleazar kills an elephant from beneath and is crushed by itType for the Crucifixion (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Passion of Christ Crucifixion with Death of King Codrus of AthensSpeculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Passion of Christ Crucifixion with 1 Mach. 6:46: Eleazar kills an elephant from beneath and is crushed by it (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Antitypes for episodes from the Passion of Christ Crucifixion with Dan. 4:7-14: Nabuchodonosor's dream of a large tree that is cut down, which foretells his temporary madness (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Non-biblical narratives treated as Types Death of King Codrus of AthensType for the Crucifixion (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Bruges
DATE
1454 - 1455
LOCATION
Glasgow, University Library → Hunter 60 (T.2.18), fol. 35r
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
Acknowledgements
Image: Conway Library, © Courtauld Institute of Art, London, negative number 119 22 (9a)
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