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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts

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England, Oxford, between 1212 and 1220
MS M.43 fol. 17r

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1) David: beheading Goliath -- Young David stands on fallen Goliath in hauberk with cap; his helmet falls to ground. With sword in both hands, the youth strikes the giant's neck from which blood flows. Scene in architectural setting.
2) Saul: Death, and Jonathan: Death (?) -- Saul, crowned, wearing vair-lined mantle, transfixed with sword in breast, falls forward. Jonathan or armor-bearer, in hauberk, wearing helmet, mounted, armed with sheathed sword, shield and broken lance, grimaces and blood flows from his head. Scene in architectural setting.
Scenes within decorated frames.

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