Illustrations depicting 10th Century Carolingian Soldiers from
Prudentius' Psychomachia
'Conflict Of The Soul'

Brussels, Bibliotheque royale, Ms. 10066-77, 10th century

Abraham and Lot

folio 112v
Lot taken captive /
Abraham pursuing the army of the four kings



folio 113r
Abraham returns in victory



Source: Brussels, Bibliotheque royale, Ms. 10066-77
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.
From the same manuscript:
Chastity and Lust
Patience and Job pass through the middle of the array



Other Prudentius' Psychomachia manuscripts
10th Century Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers