About the creation

Morgan Bible (MS. Ludwig I 6): Absalom’s Revolt

Artist name: Unknown artist

In the upper left, King David, crowned and enthroned, hears the news that Absalom has conspired against him. On the right, Absalom consorts with his father’s concubines, each arm draped around a different woman. In the lower panel, on the left, David’s distraught supporters bid farewell, at the city gate. At the right, David climbs barefoot and crying, while Shimei ben Gera throws rocks at him from below, Abishai threatens Shimei with his spear and and Ziba, the servant of Mephiboshet, offers David supplies for his journey.

Source: II Samuel 15 - 16

Technique: Color illustration

Location: J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Date: 1245

Dimensions: 32.5 x 29