Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
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)
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisManuscriptsK√∂nigsberg, Stadtbibliothek, Cod. S. 18.2 (dispersed) → Chapter 37c-d (unknown location)
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 → Variant: With Absalom
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
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
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Tyrolese or Swiss Text by a scriptor Caspar
DATE
1426
LOCATION
Unknown location (photograph in the Pushkin Museum, with inv. 17480-g of an unknown collection)
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Zolotova E. Iu, Nemetskaia rukopis 'Zertsalo chelovecheskogo spaseniia' XV veka: Opyt rekonstruktsii (The German manuscript 'Mirror of human salvation' of the XV century: A reconstruction attempt, in Lazarevskie chteniia. Iskusstvo Vizantii, Drevnei Rusi, Zapadnoi Evropy. Materialy nauchnoi konferentsii 2009 (Lazarevsky readings: The art of Byzantium, Ancient Russia, Western Europe. Materials of the scientific conference 2009), Moskva 2009, pp. 346-367, p. 357, fig. 24
Acknowledgements
Illustrations reproduced from Zolotova's book with kind permission of the author, location and date as kindly suggested by Mikhail Rogov, Moscow
Contact
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