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RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Typology and Prophecy
→ Cycles → Manuscripts and Prints → Speculum humanae salvationis → Chapter 13: Temptation of Christ
→ 13d: David kills a lion and a bear to protect his flock
The Speculum: introduction - description - summary


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→ Original composition: David stands, holds with his outstretched arms the lions and bear at his left and right
→ Variant: David attacks the animals, who are not both attacking from one side, simultaneously
→ Variant: David wields two clubs above his head, the animals are in front of him
→ Variant: The animals come from the same side, David attacks them simultaneously
→ Variant: David, standing on one of the animals, attacks the other
→ Variant: David attacks one animal only, the other is resting or already wounded or dead
→ Variant: David with the two slain animals lying in front of him