Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
1 Kings (A.V. I Samuel) The war between Saul and David (1 Kings 19-31) David, Nabal and Abigail, Phalti (1 Kings 25:2-44)Abigail intercedes with David for Nabal (1 Kings 25:23-31)
2 Kings (A.V. II Samuel) Ammon and Thamar, first conflict with Absalom (2 Kings 13-14) Joab and the wise woman of Thecua before David (2 Kings 14:22)
2 Kings (A.V. II Samuel) Seba's Rebellion (2 Kings 20) Seba's head is thrown down from the walls of Abela (2 Kings 2:22)
Saints
Saints A - ZFrancis of Assisi (OFM) With other figuresSent, after Mary's prayer, together with St Dominic to convert the sinners
Saints A - ZDominic de Guzmán (OP) LifeDreams that God prepares three lances against mankind, but Mary intercedes for it, offering SS Francis and Dominic as her champions
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisManuscriptsBerlin, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preu├čischer Kulturbesitz, Ms. lat. qu. 917b (Southern Germany, c1450, incomplete set)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 37: Mary interceding for the Sinners37d: The woman from Abela appeases Joab by throwing the head of Seba over the wall → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 37: Mary interceding for the Sinners37d: The woman from Abela appeases Joab by throwing the head of Seba over the wall → Original composition: The woman stands on the city wall holding the head, whilst Joab stands outside
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 37: Mary interceding for the Sinners37c: The woman from Thecua asks David to be merciful to Absalom → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 37: Mary interceding for the Sinners37c: The woman from Thecua asks David to be merciful to Absalom → Original composition: The woman stands next to the enthroned David
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 37: Mary interceding for the Sinners37b: Abigail asks David to be merciful to her husband Nabal → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 37: Mary interceding for the Sinners37b: Abigail asks David to be merciful to her husband Nabal → Original composition: Abigail kneels before David who approaches on foot with his soldiers
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 37: Mary interceding for the Sinners37a: Dream of St Dominic: God prepares three lances against mankind, but Mary intercedes for it, offering SS Francis and Dominic as her champions → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 37: Mary interceding for the Sinners37a: Dream of St Dominic: God prepares three lances against mankind, but Mary intercedes for it, offering SS Francis and Dominic as her champions → Variant: Christ with Mary, saints (but not clearly Francis and Dominic) and sinners
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament 2 Kings 2 Kings 20:21-22: The woman from Abela appeases Joab by throwing the head of Seba over the wallModel for Mary interceding for the faithful (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament 2 Kings 2 Kings 14:4-20: The woman from Thecua asks David to be merciful to AbsalomModel for Mary interceding for the faithful (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament 1 Kings 1 Kings 25:23-24: Abigail asks David to be merciful to her husband NabalModel for Mary interceding for the faithful (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Hagiographic Scenes with biblical models Virgin MaryMary as Protector and Intercessorwith 2 Kings 20:21-22: The woman from Abela appeases Joab by throwing the head of Seba over the wall (SHS)
Hagiographic Scenes with biblical models Virgin MaryMary as Protector and Intercessorwith 2 Kings 14:4-20: The woman from Thecua asks David to be merciful to Absalom (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Hagiographic Scenes with biblical models Virgin MaryMary as Protector and Intercessorwith 1 Kings 25:23-24: Abigail asks David to be merciful to her husband Nabal (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Southern German
DATE
circa 1450
LOCATION
Berlin, Staatsbibliothek → lat. qu. 917b, fol. 39v-40r
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
Notes on photograph
DESCRIPTION
Evelyn Silber gift
Contact
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