Gilbertus Universalis (died 1134) (Author)

This copy made in Austria in the 2nd half of the 12th century
Although the stories represented are biblical the figures are dressed in 12th century costume.

King Nebuchadnezzar orders soldiers to lay siege to Jerusalem

Second Register: Jerusalem is taken


A larger image of the Siege of Jerusalem. Gilbertus Universalis, first half of the 12th century.

Execution of King Sedekiah of Judah's sons
Blinding of Sedekiah
Return to Babylon with the blinded king
Jeremiah lamenting before a walled city

A larger image of the Blinding of Sedekiah. Gilbertus Universalis, first half of the 12th century.




See also The Winchester Bible, Cathedral Priory of St. Swithin, ,England, c. 1160–80
Rolandslied, Song of Roland, Regensburg, Germany, late 12th-century
Other 12th Century Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers
Index of Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers