Der schlafende Abimelech in der postbyzantinischen Malerei : Annäherung an ein seltenes Bildthema

Part of : Δελτίον της Χριστιανικής Αρχαιολογικής Εταιρείας ; Vol.51, 2012, pages 277-288

Parallel Title:
Ο κοιμώμενος Αβιμέλεχ στη μεταβυζαντινή ζωγραφική : Προσέγγιση ενός σπάνιου εικονογραφικού θέματος
Section Title:
The paper examines the depiction of the sleeping Abimelech, the Ethiopian. Saved by God’s grace he slept through the first conquest of Jerusalem (547 B.C.) beneath a fig tree. This topic is based on a Jewish apocryphal text, the so called Paralipomena Jeremiae, handed down from the 2nd century A.D. Besides one miniature in the 11th century Theodore Psalter, the scene of the sleeping Abimelech is testified only in the Post-Byzantine painting of the 18th and 19th centuries, predominantly in pilgrim art and above all in fresco painting. The iconography of the scene is inconsistent. Contrary to the simplified illustrations in pilgrim art the depictions in mural painting are more developed.
Subject (LC):
Post Byzantine period, Balkan, Greece, Iconography, Abimelech and Baruch, Jewish apocrypha, Paralipomena Jeremiae, Μεταβυζαντινή εποχή, Βαλκάνια, Ελλάδα, Εικονογραφία, Αβιμέλεχ και Βαρούχ, Εβραϊκά απόκρυφα, Παραλειπόμενα Ἱερεμίου τοῦ προφήτου
Electronic Resources: