'Conflict Of The Soul'
Brussels, KBR, Ms. 9987-91, c. 890 AD
Northern France: Abbey of Saint-Amand?
Abraham and Lot
Lot is captured by the five kings / Abraham pursues the robbers
UBI QUINQUE REGES PREDATI SUNT LOTH / ABRAHAM POST PREDONIES CURRIT
Abraham's victorious return
ABRAHAM DE VICTIS HOSTIBUS RECEPTO LOTH CUM VICTORIA REVERTITUR
Source: Brussels, KBR, Ms. 9987-91
Prudentius (born in 348 in northern Spain, died after 405) spent most of his life following worldly pursuits, but later turned to writing, in which he aimed to glorify God and atone for his earlier sins. One of his most popular works is a poem called Psychomachia (Conflict of the Soul), which describes the battles between female personifications of human virtues and vices.
'Chastity & Lust' in Brussels, KBR, Ms. 9987-91, Northern France: Abbey of Saint-Amand?, c. 890 AD
'Patience strides with Job amid her foes' in Brussels, KBR, Ms. 9987-91, Northern France: Abbey of Saint-Amand?, c. 890 AD
Other Prudentius' Psychomachia manuscripts
9th Century Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers